The Judiciary has issued an explanation following the unanimous decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the victory of President-elect William Ruto.
In a statement on Monday, September 12, the judiciary warned against the sustained attacks on specific judges of the Supreme Court on social media.
They further clarified that a unanimous judgement is a collective decision made by the court and not by an individual.
“There has been an unfortunate trend of isolating individual judges and attributing the judgement to them. The Court has seven judges who are independent and highly respectful of each other as equals. A unanimous judgement is a collective decision made by the Court and not by an individual,” read part of the statement.
The Judiciary noted that no Supreme Court judge had tendered a resignation letter after reports that Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and Justice Smokin Wanjala had resigned.
“Meanwhile, no Judge of the Supreme Court has written a resignation letter as claimed in a section of media because there is no reason to do so. The Court is working in harmony as a cohesive unit,” the Judiciary stated.
The Judiciary maintained that the Supreme Court has an exclusive role of hearing and determining presidential election disputes.
It urged Kenyans to be patient as they await the full judgment by the apex which was to be rendered after 21 days following the verdict.
“There is a legal provision of 21 days following the reading of the short version of the judgement. Kenyans are therefore requested to exercise patience as they await the full judgement which will shed light and provide clarity on the grounds and rationale of the Court,” the Judiciary stated.