Kenya Election: Odinga calls for prosecution of electoral committee after 'historic' court ruling

| Updated Sep 02, 2017 at 4:15am

 

 

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga on Friday, September 1 called for the prosecution of electoral committee officers following a "historic" decision by the Supreme Court to nullify election results.

The Supreme Court upheld his petition to nullify the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta and ordered a fresh one within 60 days,

Mr. Raila Odinga condemned the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and called for the prosecution of its commissioners.

“We have no faith at all in the electoral commission, they have committed criminal acts.

Most of them actually “belonging to jail” and therefore we are going to ask for their prosecution,” Mr. Odinga said .

According to the Chief Justice David Maraga, IEBC overlooked the Constitution and various illegalities affecting integrity of the polls.

Dissenting Justices Njoki Ndung'u and Jackton Ojwang', however, held that the election was free and fair.

The Chief Justice Maraga noted that, what they read was a "determination of the court and not a ruling".

He added that the Court would give a comprehensive ruling in 21 days.

Supporters of the NASA (National Super Alliance) thronged the streets of Nairobi in celebration after the Supreme Court ruling.

Police officers had a hard time dispersing the crowds that were chanting pro-NASA slogans and praising Maraga for the landmark ruling.

The NASA bastions of Kisumu also exploded into celebration.

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