In Summary
  • A visibly angry President Kenyatta then threatened to deal with the Supreme Court judges if he is re-elected.
  • He questioned the powers of the Supreme Court to annul the elections.

Tough-talking President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto on Saturday hit out at the Supreme Court, questioning the reasoning of their nullification of their win.

The Jubilee duo also threatened to “deal with” the Judiciary should they be re-elected in an election the Supreme Court on Friday said should happen within 60 days after the ruling.

“Even if you are so stupid, ask yourself something: The people elected an MCA, results were transmitted, and no one asked questions. Those of MPs and senators were transmitted, and no one asked questions and they have been sworn in.

ANGRY

“Those of governors were transmitted, no one asked questions. Now how do four people and wake up and say there was a technicality in the transmission of the results of the President only? How?” asked President Kenyatta at State House when he met Jubilee Party and allied parties governors and members of the county assemblies.

Some of the Jubilee officials and elected leaders who attended a meeting at State House, Nairobi on September 2, 2017. PHOTO | PSCU

A visibly angry President Kenyatta then threatened to deal with the Supreme Court judges if he is re-elected.

“We shall revisit this thing. We clearly have a problem. Who even elected you? Were you? We have a problem and we must fix it,” he said.

He insisted that though he respects the ruling of the apex court and was ready for an election, the judgment in itself, he argued, was wrong both in principle and fact.

Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago greets President Uhuru Kenyatta during a meeting at State House on September 2, 2017. PHOTO | PSCU

“The Supreme Court sat and decided that they are the ones with a bigger power than the 15 million Kenyans who woke up, queued in lines, and voted for their preferred presidential candidate. As a Supreme Court, they cannot annul the wishes of the people. And we will revisit this thing,” he said.

OPPOSITION

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