President Uhuru Kenyatta says that Supreme Court's decision to overturn the August 8th presidential election was a “coup by four people sitting in court.”
The President termed the decision by the majority as judicial dictatorship that had denied Kenyans the power of decision making.
“This was a coup…I must call it what it is,” he said, while meeting Jubilee Party elected leaders from Northern Kenya at State House, Nairobi, on Thursday.
“This is a voice of a few, who on their own decided they can choose a leader for the majority of Kenyans. If this is not dictatorship, I don’t know what it is,” he said.
The gains of the Constitution promulgated in 2010 was reversed by the judgment, which has allowed a few people to lead over the majority, Uhuru said.
“The judgment has shown the voice of the people matters no more. What matters is the voice of a few people, who arrogate to themselves powers they don’t have,” he said.
The head of state told Chief Justice Justice David Maraga that the ruling does not fit within the meaning or spirit of the Constitution.
He hit out at the court over remarks that it will not delay to annul the presidential election if it is not conducted as provided by the law.
“They say numbers don’t matter but they refused to look at the important documents, which is the only way to determine the expression of people’s sovereign will,” he said.
Uhuru noted the judges should have ordered a recount of the votes if they were genuine in their push for justice.
“In a free country source documents best express people will, but the judges refused to look at them. They are lucky they are dealing with a polite man, who respects the constitution and is not interested in seeing Kenyans fight,” he said.