Sunday 24 September 2017

Kenya president warns judiciary after election nullified

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga addresses a crowd of supporters in Nairobi (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga addresses a crowd of supporters in Nairobi (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Kenya's president has promised to "fix" the judicial system after the Supreme Court nullified last month's election.

And Uhuru Kenyatta warned the chief justice and judiciary not to interfere with the electoral commission as the country prepares for a new presidential vote.

On Saturday, the president again accused the court of overturning the will of the people after he was declared the winner of the August 8 election.

The court on Friday said the electoral commission had committed irregularities in the vote and called for a new election within 60 days.

Mr Kenyatta said the country's judiciary has a "problem" and his administration will revisit the issue once it is re-elected.

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

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