Judiciary warns of sponsored social media attacks on Supreme Court judges
The Judiciary has warned Kenyans to cease sponsored sustained attacks on social media aimed at the Supreme Court and its Judges.
In a statement on Monday, the Judiciary said that misleading information has recently been shared on social media, including reports that some judges have resigned.
“…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's statement read in part.
It added that some of the attacks have been aimed at the Supreme Court as a result of the September 5 ruling, which upheld the election of William Ruto as President in the General Election.
“There has been an unfortunate trend of isolating individual judges and attributing the judgment to them. The Court has seven judges who are independent and highly respectful of each other as equals. A 'UNANIMOUS' judgment is a collective decision made by the Court and not by an individual,” it said.
The Judiciary urged Kenyans to be patient, as the Supreme Court will provide the full judgment of the Presidential petition in due time.
“There is a legal provision of 21 days following the reading of the short version of the judgment to do so. Kenyans are therefore requested to exercise patience as they await the full judgment which will shed light and provide clarity on the grounds and rationale of the Court,” it said.
“The persons sponsoring and executing the attacks on social media to disparage the Court are advised to desist forthwith,” the Judiciary cautioned.
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