Former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has finally revealed why the Supreme court dismissed the petition filed by the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga and team in 2013.
Speaking during an interview at KBC on Tuesday 10 August, Mutunga noted what exactly led to the dismissal of the presidential election petition filed by the CORD presidential flag bearer.
Defending the ruling, the former CJ noted that the Supreme court validated President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory because the court was not able to investigate results from all the polling stations across the country.
The Ex-judicial official blamed the incapacity to go results from every polling station on the prolonged procedure that would have required a long time and time restraints.
“We wanted results from all the 33,400 polling stations scrutinized, for us to get a clear picture of whether there were malpractices and so forth,” the ex-CJ stated.
The investigation of all the files in all polling stations would have revealed all the details to the court whether or not there was malpractice during the elections period.
Mutunga further asserted that the process wasn’t finished and thus they couldn’t use that evidence to overturn the incumbent president’s victory.
He also expressed displeasure to a section of Kenyans who he said attacked him thinking that the final decision on the petition was solely his.
“Some Kenyans think I am the one who decided the ruling and not the other six judges. A section of the CORD fraternity has never forgiven me,” he stated.