By: Jacob Ujamaa Nyerere |
EAST AFRICA —Judicial independence and equal powers have been demonstrated in the east African state Kenya in the past few days when the country’s supreme court reverse an electoral decision nullifying the results of the August 8 presidential elections that named incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner.
While many Kenyans at home and abroad applauded the court’s move, President Kenyatta referred to the entire Supreme Court bench as “crooks,” in addition to make threats.
That reference did not sit well with the judges and lawyers’ associations of the country.
In statements, several Kenyan judges have criticized what they termed as the “veiled threats” made by President Uhuru Kenyatta after the judiciary overturned his election on the ground that it was flawed.
The Supreme Court called Kenyatta’s insults and condemnation as “an assault on the judiciary”, the Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association (KMJA) late on Saturday asked Kenyans to ignore “political rhetoric.”
Source: Globe Afrique Media