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Kenya president Uhuru Kenyatta warns judiciary after it nullifies election

After the Supreme Court nullified last month’s election, Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday promised to “fix” the judicial system. As the country prepares for a new presidential vote, he warned the chief justice and judiciary not to interfere with the electoral commission.


  |  Updated On : September 03, 2017 01:24 AM
Kenya president Kenyatta warns judiciary after it nullifies election (File Photo)

Kenya president Kenyatta warns judiciary after it nullifies election (File Photo)

New Delhi :  

After the Supreme Court nullified last month’s election, Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday promised to “fix” the judicial system. As the country prepares for a new presidential vote, he warned the chief justice and judiciary not to interfere with the electoral commission.

The president once again accused the apex court of overturning the will of the people. It is to be noted that he was declared the winner of the August 8 election.

Calling for a new election within 60 days, the court on Friday said that the electoral commission had committed irregularities in the vote.

The country’s judiciary has a “problem” and his administration will revisit the issue once it is re-elected, Kenyatta said.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga had petitioned the court challenging Kenyatta’s win, claiming manipulation. He now wants the electoral commission disbanded.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published: Sunday, September 03, 2017 01:19 AM


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