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Judiciary blasts ‘sponsored’ Supreme Court attacks on social media

The Judiciary has defended the Supreme Court move to uphold President-elect William Ruto’s victory in the August 9 polls.

The defence comes in the wake of sustained criticism of the same from the Azimio coalition leaders.

The Judiciary explained in a statement the apex court delivered its ruling as per the constitution and asked the public to refrain from criticising the judges.

“Kenyans are requested to exercise patience as they await the full judgment which will shed light and provide clarity on the grounds and rationale of the court,” part of the statement reads.

The Judiciary also stresses that the seven Supreme Court judges are independent and highly respectful of each other as equals, hence a unanimous judgment was a collective decision made by the court and an individual.

The Judiciary has also dismissed reports some of the seven Supreme Court judges have resigned.

Despite the statement, Siaya Governor James Orengo, who was among Raila Odinga’s legal team at the petition, insists the Supreme Court judgment was an ‘injustice’.

“The person who wrote that judgment has done a great injustice to the rule of law. Judges speak in words that are measured such that even the loser in a court of law feels that justice has been done,” argued Orengo.

Ms Martha Karua, Odinga’s running mate also faulted the court for its ruling, and vowed to seek intervention at the East Africa Court in Arusha.

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