by Chrispinus Omar and
David Musyoka NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenyan
President Uhuru Kenyatta said Thursday the decision of the Supreme
Court to nullify the results of the Aug. 8 presidential election was
a monstrous injustice for which the Supreme Court should provide
"The effect and precedence set in that
singular judgment says that a bench can nullify the decision of
millions of Kenyans without due regard to evidence," Kenyatta told
journalists in Nairobi.
The Supreme Court sitting in Nairobi voted 4-2 to nullify
president Kenyatta’s re-election with 54 percent of the vote against
Raila Odinga, his challenger with 44 percent of the vote.
President Kenyatta said the Court subverted the will of the
voters by nullifying the vote outcome but said he would respect the
apex court’s verdict.
The Kenyan leader said the election was nullified on assumption
that there were irregularities which were not proven by the evidence
and which did not exist.
"I shall comply with the ruling.
"However, I state categorically that the constitutional right of
Kenyans to elect leaders of their choice is not negotiable.
"There shall and must be an election within the stipulated 60-day
period," Kenyatta said.
He assured Kenyans that the country was intact, and that the
government was working; he insisted that he looked forward to the
repeat election on Oct. 26.
Deputy President William Ruto also said the ruling left Kenyans
with more questions than answers, as the judges did not go through
all the documents to check the facts.
Ruto said the claim that a voter’s decision had to be qualified
by the judiciary before it was counted was to give way to judicial