Opposition welcomes Kenya’s Supreme Court ruling

By Moses Kyeyune

The opposition in Uganda has hailed Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta for respecting the Supreme Court’s Ruling.

Kenya’s election commission had declared Kenyatta the winner of last month’s election by a margin of 1.4 million votes but the result was immediately challenged in court by his closest challenger, Raila Odinga.
Subsequently, Kenya’s Supreme Court on Friday declared the results of the August 8th presidential poll “invalid, null and void” and ordered that another be conducted within 60 days.

Now speaking to KFM, the Forum for Democratic Change president Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu says Kenyatta’s stand makes him a true democrat.

Meanwhile the People’s Development Party President, Abed Bwanika says Kenyatta’s stand is a lesson to Africa’s presidents.

The opposition in Uganda has often accused the judiciary of being biased and making judgments in favor of the president and government, saying they should borrow a leaf from Kenya.

However, the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Deputy Secretary General Richard Todwong tells KFM that courts only adjudicate on matters of law and do not vote, urging the opposition to rather concentrate on mobilizing for support than wishing that courts would nullify election of rightfully elected leaders.