The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party top brass has accused the Supreme Court of failing to satisfy the basic requirements of a fair trial by disregarding their evidence.
In response to the full judgment issued by the Supreme Court on Monday, Azimio leader Raila Odinga took issue with the court’s findings even as he questioned the validity of the elections and the language of the bench.
“In our view, and we feel entitled to use the language of the Court the full decision lacks merit and is plainly “hot air.” We accordingly reiterate our objections to the reasoning of the judges. It lacks integrity in both fact and law, and is not grounded in any discernable logic,” Azimio said in a statement.
Raila noted that evidence of illegal conduct by Venezuelans and related technology failures, lack of integrity and the 50+1 threshold question were all brushed aside.
In a joint statement with Martha Karua, Raila accused the Court of citing IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati’s illegal conduct and on the other hand excusing him despite what they termed as glaring violations of the law.
“On one hand, the Court clearly establishes the illegal conduct by Mr. Wafula Chebukati the Chairperson of the IEBC. On the other hand, however, the Court overlooks this critical finding and excuses Mr. Chebukati despite the glaring violations of the Constitution and the law.”
Raila added that it is unthinkable that structural reforms of the IEBC as cited by the court could have led to a free and fair election, adding that the outfit will continue pursuing justice.