Kenya’s Supreme Court Ruling is momentous, says Ugandan opposition leader


Ugandan opposition leader Dr Kizza Besigye has described the Supreme  Court  of  Kenya ruling that annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta’s  re-election as momentous.

Speaking during a live  interview on NTV Uganda on Saturday, Besigye said  Ugandans have never seen anything like this. ” The grounds  for the annulment of the Kenyan presidential elections  was based on the violation of  the Constitution and the electoral laws.

Like the Kenyan case, two petitions  by the opposition in Uganda in 2001 and 2006   all the Judges  were unanimous that there was violation of the constitution and the electoral laws. However, the Judges were divided  on what to do with the results  which they allowed to stand, to our chagrin,”  he said.

With the  order to  have the repeat of the Presidential elections in Kenya the loser will now get an opportunity of conceding defeat if the polls will be held in a fair and transparent manner.

He said  the historic was a confirmation that Kenya has reformed  the laws, the constitution and the institutions. This  has helped propel the  country’s electoral laws to its highest ebb, a feat that should be emulated by African  countries  including Uganda where President  Yoweri Museveni  is “illegally” in  office.

Photo: Ugandan opposition leader Dr Kizza Besigye

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