IEBC officers must be jailed, Raila Odinga says after Supreme Court ruling


The National Super Alliance (NASA) has no faith in the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to conduct fresh elections, Raila Odinga has said.

Mr Odinga who was speaking after the Supreme Court delivered a ruling invalidating President Uhuru’s re-election said that the polls agency has failed the people of Kenya and the team should be prosecuted.

“We’ve got not faith in the electoral commission as currently constituted. They have committed criminal acts; most of them actually belong to the jail and therefore we shall ask for prosecution,” the NASA leader said on Friday.

“Our journey to Canaan was unstoppable. On August 8 we crossed River Jordan to reach the city of Jericho. We’re matching forward to the city of Jerusalem and we shall get there,” he remarked.

Turning to the historic ruling by the Supreme Court, he said the verdict was a victory and a triumph for the people of Kenya.

The Supreme Court sitting in Nairobi delivered the ruling in a 4-2 decision with four judges ruling in favor of NASA’s petition challenging the results and two ruling against.

The judges who ruled in favor of NASA were Hon. Justice David K. Maraga (Chief Justice), Hon. Lady Justice Philomena Mbete Mwilu (Deputy Chief Justice), Hon. Justice Dr Smokin C. Wanjala and Hon Justice Isaac Lenaola.

Hon Lady Justice Njoki S. Ndungu, Hon. Justice (Prof.) Jackton Boma  Ojwang ruled against the NASA petition.

Hon. Justice Mohammed K. Ibrahim did not participate in the ruling as he was reportedly sick and could not attend

“Presidential election was not conducted in accordance with the Constitution.The results are null and void,” Chief Justice David Maraga said on Friday.

This means that fresh elections must be held within 60 days after invalidation of the presidential results.