KOT train guns on observers Kerry, Mahama, Mbeki
Kenyans on Twitter have their guns trained on eminent personalities who were in Kenyan as observers during the general election after the Supreme Court invalidated the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“Elections is not an event but an process. After considering the totality of the entire evidence, we are satisfied that the elections were not conducted in accordance to the dictates of the Constitution and the applicable principles,” Chief Justice David Maraga said.
The most notable ones are former US Secretary of State John Kerry and former presidents John Mahama (Ghana) and Thabo Mbeki (South Africa).
Mr Kerry and former Prime Minister of Senegal Aminata Touré co-led the Carter Center’s election observation mission.
Mr Mbeki led the Africa Union mission while Mr Mahama led the Commonwealth mission.
They all gave the election a clean bill of health, with Nasa leader Raila Odinga at some point telling CNN: “Shame on him (Kerry)!”
Most Kenyans now argue that the decision by the Supreme Court has left the observers with egg on face.
This is what they had to say:
#SupremeCourtDecides Is this the end of election observers in Kenya?
— Denis Galava (@DenisGalava) September 1, 2017
I don’t see observers being welcomed with open arms in the next Presidential poll in 60 days….
— Robert Nagila (@Rnagila) September 1, 2017
— Aggrey ‘AG’ Mutambo (@agmutambo) September 1, 2017
— Leon Lidigu (@LeonLidigu) September 1, 2017
— DB (@Daudi_B) September 1, 2017
— ORWA IV. (@Sangodala) September 1, 2017
So where does that leave the Election Observers, John Kerry, John Mahama, Thabo Mbeki and all those who declared elections free and fair?
— Victoria Amongi (@victoria_amongi) September 1, 2017