Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga on Friday hailed as historic a court decision nullifying an election won by President Uhuru Kenyatta and calling for a re-run.
“This is a historic day for the people of Kenya and by extension for the people of the continent of Africa,” said Odinga, adding it was the first time a presidential result had been overturned in Africa.
“We are ready for elections but we don’t have confidence” in the electoral commission (IEBC), he added.
“Those commissioners must go,” said Odinga. “Most of them belong in jail.”
The National Super Alliance (Nasa) has declared fresh war in the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
Buoyed by the nullification of President Kenyatta’s re-election, Nasa leader Raila Odinga said they would push for the removal of the commission.
Mr Odinga, who ran for State House for the fourth time on August 8, said they do not have faith in the commission headed by Mr Wafula Wanyonyi Chebukati.
He said the officials should be prosecuted “for the crime they committed against the people of Kenya.”