Will election annulment strengthen Kenya’s democracy?

Will election annulment strengthen Kenya’s democracy?

The president of Kenya has reacted to the Supreme Court’s annulment of his re-election by saying there is a “problem” with the judiciary, which must be “fixed”.

Uhuru Kenyatta has also described the judges as crooks and thugs.

His rival Raila Odinga – who complained last month’s vote was rigged – is calling for leaders of the election commission to face criminal charges.

It has been ordered to re-run the election in the next two months, and pressure is mounting on the commission to ensure a fair vote.

What is next for Kenya? And will the surprise decision by judges strengthen democracy in Kenya?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra


Kimani Ichungwa – Jubilee party MP

Alex Vines – head of Africa programme at the Chatham House

Paul Mwangi – political adviser to Raila Odinga

Source: Al Jazeera News