Kenyatta threatens to 'fix' judicial system after presidential election rerun ruling

Uhuru Kenyatta was re-elected Kenyan President in August
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Meanwhile, Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga is calling for the election commission to be disbanded after the Supreme Court nullified last month's presidential election as unconstitutional.

"For the first time in history of African democratisation a ruling has been made by a court nullifying irregular elections for the president".

"The annulment is a historic day for the people of Kenya and by extension, the people of the continent of Africa", Odinga said.

Raila Odinga, Mr Kenyatta's opponent, said the commission was "rotten" and demanded resignations and prosecutions.

His opponent, President Uhuru Kenyatta, won an election that global observers had praised as orderly and fair; Odinga's refusal to accept defeat seemed graceless and, given Kenya's history of political violence, dangerous.

Kenya is to hold another presidential election after the previous poll was declared invalid by the country's supreme court.

There are fears that the disputed election could bring a recurrence of the violence seen after the 2007 election, ABC reported.

Odinga described the annulment as "very historic" while hundreds of supporters are said to be celebrating the annulment within the court premises.

HEADS of Mission in Kenya have hailed the East African country as a model of democracy in the world following the annulment of the recent presidential results by the Supreme Court.

Worldwide observers had said they saw no sign of manipulation of voting and tallying at polling stations.

The judges ordered that new elections must take place within 60 days. A lot of them actually belong in jail.

Deputy President William Ruto has called on the electoral commission to set a date for fresh presidential elections, saying the governing Jubilee Party is ready.

The president's public appearances since the ruling suggest he intends to campaign rigorously ahead of the re-run of the Aug.8 poll.

Ms Schaake said the monitors were awaiting the full details of the ruling. After the vote, Odinga rejected the results, claiming that the electronic systems were hacked.

Odinga also rejected the results before they were announced, accusing the commission of imposing "computer-generated leaders" on Kenyans.

In the majority decision, Maraga said the election commission (IEBC) had been responsible for "irregularities and illegalities" which "affected the integrity of the election".

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