Showdown looms between Kenya opposition, ruling party over election board
SEE ALSO :MPs plot how they will keep their jobsSpokesmen for both the president and the election board rejected the idea of changing the entire board. “The Supreme Court gave clear guidance on who will hold the repeat election. You cannot accept one half of the verdict of the Supreme Court and not the other,” said presidential spokesman Manoah Esipisu. Andrew Limo, a spokesman for the electoral board, said the situation was complicated by the fact that the court would not release its full verdict until Sept. 21. Judges on Friday read short remarks criticising the process but did not go into detail, saying they needed more time to consider more than 80,000 pages submitted as evidence. “If you want to punish people, you must have a basis for it. But the only basis is the full judgement of the Supreme Court, which will not be out until 21 days,” Limo said.
SEE ALSO :27 constituencies could be scrapped“Otherwise the commission could get into a position of defending itself in court from people who were dismissed.” Odinga’s spokesman was not immediately available to comment.
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