Supreme Court votes for democracy in Kenya election petition
Saturday September 2 2017
Kenya opposition Nasa leaders leave the Supreme Court after the presidential poll petition ruling on September 1, 2017. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Ruling signifies the emergence of the Supreme Court as the guardian of democracy.
By the decision, it will no longer be an excuse for any public body to keep information secret and deprive citizens access, claiming that the information is classified. Such claims must be tested going forward.
Equally important is that the court sent word to the country that it is not an institution to be taken for granted but can be counted upon to uphold the rights of the people irrespective of their position within the spectrum of power.