The Supreme Court ruling invalidating President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory is a coup on the will of Kenyans', Deputy President William Ruto says.
On Wednesday, Chief Justice David Maraga, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwili and Justice Isaac Lenaola read the majority ruling, while Justices Njoki Ndung'u and Jackton Ojwang' issued dissenting opinions.
Reacting to the detailed judgement delivered by six judges on Wednesday, Ruto termed the verdict as a coup on the sovereign will of the people of Kenya.
"Evidently a supreme coup on sovereign Will of the people was executed on basis of technicalities against their verdict captured in ballots," Ruto said via Twitter.
The Deputy President's remarks elicited mixed reactions with more than 900 replies and 1,000 retweets.
Reading the ruling of the Majority, Chief Justice David Maraga urged IEBC to put in place a complementary system for the October poll as the August 8th elections had "enormous illegalities and irregularities".
In her address earlier Mwilu said the electoral commissions system was infiltrated and data contaminated, adding that the refusal by IEBC to grant access confirmed the worry.
However, in his dissent opinion, Justice Jaclton Ojwang' termed the majority verdict political, adding that IEBC did not contravene any provisions of the constitution or any other statutes.
“This was a political decision. It is not a product of any juristic process. It was devoid of any legal analysis,” said Justice Ojwang as he read his over two-hour ruling.
“In my considered opinion, judges should focus their attention on the intellectual and jurisprudence rather than emotions by the citizens and political agencies.” He added.