• Saturday, 22 June 2024
'Shame on the judiciary,' Raila says in his first speech since the Supreme Court decision.

'Shame on the judiciary,' Raila says in his first speech since the Supreme Court decision.

Azimio La Umoja One Kenya leader Raila Odinga spoke publicly for the first time Thursday since the Supreme Court upheld the presidential election results, branding the decision unfair and a "mess."

"It is unfortunate that the people of this country awoke to vote, but one man named Jose Camargo from Venezuela comes to dictate who becomes President of this country." We respected the Supreme Court, but we disagreed with its findings. "We are waiting for the final detailed judgment they said they would issue because we have less than 10 days," Mr Odinga said.

Mr. Odinga, who spoke angrily while in Mombasa, stated that the Supreme Court's decision had shocked the entire Azimio family.

"A machine used to transmit results in Meru is the same machine used in Nyeri, and the court decides to dismiss the case." This country's judiciary is a disgrace. You've made a shambles."

"I see them threatening people, but we will talk because it is our right." The Constitution grants power to the people, whereas all others are granted powers. The judiciary is no different. If they go rogue, we have the power as citizens of this country to reform them. We can lead a million-person march and send them home. They won't have much of a choice. They should not threaten or blackmail the people of this country in the aftermath of the disaster.

"We will not allow the judiciary to become a dictator." "We will protect the rights of Kenyans in accordance with the Constitution," Mr. Odinga stated.

The Azimio leader also had harsh words for the electoral commission, which is led by Wafula Chebukati.


Recovery from loss
Mr. Odinga stated that he traveled to Zanzibar with his family to recover from the shock of the Supreme Court decision.

"I wasn't quite ready to give a public speech." But this is one of those times when I feel compelled to make a statement. I was out of the country with my family and thus missed the swearing-in ceremony. But I'm glad to be here," Mr. Odinga said.


He spoke at the Sarova Whitesands hotel in Mombasa, where he had lunch with the top Azimio leaders.


Mr. Odinga congratulated Mombasa residents on electing an Azimio governor and urged Mr. Abdulswamad Nassir to serve the people.


"Why should the citizens of this country get up early to vote and waste their time?" "The IEBC is yet another rogue institution," Odinga said.

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