President Uhuru Opens Up on the Pain He Faced After Supreme Court Nullified His Win

  • By Martin Siele on Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 9:10am
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  • President Uhuru Kenyatta has come out to speak on the untold pain caused by the Supreme Court decision to render his win in the August 8th elections invalid, null and void.

    Speaking on Wednesday at State House Nakuru, he stated, "Wengine wetu tulikuwa na uchungu mwingi...hata mimi ni binadamu na nilikuwa nimekasirika sana (Some of us were in a lot of pain...I am human and I was very annoyed)."

    He was addressing a delegation of leaders from the Abagusii community as he sought to calm the backlash over his reaction to the decision.

    His description of the Supreme Court judges led by Chief Justice David Maraga as 'wakora' (crooks) had earlier sparked protests in Kisii and Nyamira counties.

    He further went on to compare the Supreme Court decision to losing a cow after purchasing it. 

    He told the audience, "Hata wewe ukienda kwa soko ukanunua ng'ombe akaibiwa, halafu polisi apate huyo ng'ombe. Kisha hiyo kesi ipelekwe kortini na kwa sababu haukuwa na p3 form unanyimwa ng'ombe. Huo ni ungwana (If you go to a market and buy a cow and then it is stolen...police find it and there is a court case but you are not allowed to take the animal because you don't have a p3 form...Is that sensible?"

    President Uhuru insisted that his victory in the August 8th election was 'stolen in broad daylight' and questioned why a recount of the votes had not been ordered instead.

    The President had earlier promised to 'fix' the judiciary.

    On Wednesday, Senate Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen spoke in Parliament on Jubilee's plan to curtail the powers of the Judiciary in regards to electoral disputes.

    “We shall pass laws to protect the decision of the voter to stop some institutions from making decisions that annul the decision of a voter,” Mr Murkomen stated on the floor of the house as lawmakers held a debate on the President's address to Parliament on Tuesday.


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