Alpha Condé, the Guinean president and current president of the African Union, welcomed the invalidation of the presidential election of August 08 by the Supreme Court of Kenya. For him, it is a behavior that honors Africa and proves that democracy is taking hold on the continent .
On Monday, 4 September, four days after the seven judges of the Supreme Court of Kenya, African Union President Alpha Condé praised the decision, which he said honored Africa.
On behalf of the African Union, the President of Guinea also ” welcomed the spirit of maturity and responsibility of all those involved in the process who preferred legal channels to violence “.
” Africa will be what we want it to be and the proof is now made that Africans can understand each other in order to preserve the essential: peace and tranquility of citizens, ” says Alpha Condé. The President of the African Union has also expressed his particular interest in the situation in Kenya and once again calls on the Kenyan people and political actors to exercise restraint and sense of responsibility in organizing the forthcoming elections .
On 1 September, following the filing of an appeal by the Kenyan opposition, the Supreme Court invalidated the reelection of Uhuru Kenyatta against Raila Odinga. The outgoing president was declared the winner with 54.27% of the votes.
” Uhuru Kenyatta was not elected and declared president in a valid manner ,” said Supreme Court Justice David Maraga, demanding the organization of new elections within 60 days. The full judgment of the Court must be published by 22 September.
Although he affirmed, to comply with the decision of the highest judicial body of the country, Kenyatta strongly criticized the seven judges of the Supreme Court.
Raila Odinga, meanwhile, is demanding the departure of the leaders of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEBC). ” Those who planned the flight of our victory must go, ” he demanded