19 September 2017

Kenya: Justification for Presidential Poll Annulment Due as Decisional Integrity Challenged

Nairobi — The Judicial Service Commission held a meeting on Tuesday as all eyes were trained on the Supreme Court for an explanation as to why they nullified the August 8 presidential poll.

The meeting came as another petitioner called into question the integrity of the decision; accusing Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and her Supreme Court counterpart Isaac Lenaola of having been compromised.

Just a week ago, a similar petiton was presented to the JSC by Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu for the removal of Chief Justice David Maraga.

He claimed that the decision to nullify the election was informed by the civil society with the petitioner in the current instance also alleging extraneous influences on the judgement.


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