Uhuru Announces Next Action After Receiving Full Supreme Court Verdict

  • By Juliet Mutahi on Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 6:23pm @julietlinda16 juliet@kenyans.co.ke
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    President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto during the press briefing at State House Facebook
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta has today announced that Parliament is set to review the Election laws following the Supreme Court's final verdict on nullification of the August election.

    Speaking during a press conference at State House on Wednesday, Kenyatta rubbished the full judgement given by the Supreme Court on Wednesday terming it as "unsatisfactory".

    He asserted that the Justice David Maraga-led Supreme Court owed Kenyans an explanation as to why they conducted such a "monstrous injustice without due regard to evidence".

    The Head of State noted that during the hearing of the Presidential petition, IEBC delivered the relevant documents to the court but proper scrutiny did not take place.

    He went ahead to state that Parliament was ready to review the election laws to remove ambiguities created by the supreme court judgement, adding that the Supreme Court ruling has the potential of throwing the country into judicial chaos.

    “It is now clear that despite the fact that the relevant forms were delivered in court, no proper scrutiny took place. As a consequence, I hold a decision that the will of the people was subverted,” President Kenyatta stated

    "My government was exonerated from any illegalities or irregularities. The number of votes I obtained as a candidate was not contested. I shall comply with the judgment, however, the constitutional right of Kenyans to elect leaders of their own choice is non-negotiable," he added.

    Earlier in the day, while addressing a delegation of leaders from North Eastern at State House, Uhuru termed the Supreme court decision nullifying his win as a "judicial coup".

    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Kenya cleared President Kenyatta of accusation that he was involved in electoral malpractices ahead of the August elections as accused by Opposition Leader Raila Odinga.

    While delivering the full ruling on the nullification of Uhuru's re-election, Chief Justice David Maraga also cleared the president of alleged misuse of public resources.

    On the claims that the President threatened chiefs in Makueni for failing to campaign for him, the Judges also cleared the Head of State for lack of sufficient evidence.

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