On Monday, September 5, the Supreme Court dismissed all the nine grounds that it had listed for determination in the presidential petition filed by Raila Odinga challenging William Ruto’s win.

One week later, Chief Justice Martha Koome said the apex court verdict that quashed Raila’s petition was the “work of God”.

Speaking during a parliamentary group meeting on Friday, September 16, the former Prime Minister laughed off the claim by Chief Justice that their judgment was inspired by God.

On Monday, September 5, the Supreme Court dismissed all the nine grounds that it had listed for determination in the presidential petition filed by Raila Odinga challenging William Ruto's win.
On Monday, September 5, the Supreme Court dismissed all the nine grounds that it had listed for determination in the presidential petition filed by Raila Odinga challenging William Ruto’s win. Photo: Raila Odinga/Twitter

“The Chief Justice has gone out to a funeral in her village and defended the judgment even before she gives out the detailed ruling, Supreme Court is now in politics and she said that the ruling was inspired by God, I believe it was inspired by the devil,” Raila said.

Raila in his continued scathing attacks on Chief Justice Martha Koome said the selection of words used in the ruling was clearly sycophantic.

He said Koome demeaned the dignity of the office of the Chief Justice destroying what her predecessors achieved in over 10 years.

The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition captain singled out Justice Isaac Lenaola for alleged intimidation of Busia senator Okiya Omutatah.

“In fact, Justice Isaac Lenaola is publicly accused of threatening Senator Okiya Omtatah with ruination over his stand on the court judgment,” the former Prime Minister said.

Kenya’s longest-serving opposition leaders further read malice in the recent rush by President William Ruto to appoint the six judges of the Court of Appeal rejected by his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta.

Raila argued that there is a push by the Executive to own the Judiciary through illegal actions that amount to bribery.

“This is the reason for the rush to appoint six judges and allocate money to the Judiciary,” he said.

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