Kenya in transition dilemma over election petition
Saturday March 16 2013
Confusion over government operations as lawyers weigh the possible scenarios presented by Supreme Court case. TEA Graphic/FILE Nation Media Group
One of the areas of contention is whether incumbent ministers as well as Prime Minister Raila Odinga should continue serving in the government until a new Cabinet is sworn in.
Also in contest among political players is the extent to which President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta should exercise the powers of the president.
The discordant views emerged as the country’s top legal minds toyed with the possible scenarios around the outcome of the case.
Another dilemma staring Kenyans in the face if the court finds IEBC led by Chairman Isaack Hassan culpable of election malpractices, is whether the electoral body can be trusted to preside over a fresh election.