Former EC Boss Badru Kiggundu Speaks Out on Kenya’s Election Nullification

Former Uganda Electoral Commission chairman Eng. Badru Kiggundu has commented on the decision by the Supreme Court of Kenya to annul Uhuru Kenyatta’s reelection.

Kenya’s Supreme Court on Friday annulled the results of August 8th presidential election that had given Jubilee Party candidate Kenyatta victory over rival Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition.

Kiggundu, while speaking to NBS TV in an interview noted that he received the news from Kenya with shock and finds Supreme Court’s decision unfortunate.

“I was shocked, it’s very rare,” Kiggundu said.

He also wondered why the opposition never trusts election bodies.

“They (NASA) can calm down and accept to operate with the existing electoral commission but if they have to bring a new commission within the 60 days, I wish them well, they will then need Godly commissioners.”

The ex EC boss also confessed that organizing a presidential election has never been an easy task, adding that it is even harder for the IEBC since it was its first election.

During his tenure as chairman, the Electoral Commission was taken to the Supreme Court a number of times by the opposition over conducting what were dubbed as “unfair elections”, although unlike Kenya, Supreme Court in Uganda never ordered fresh polls.

Charity Mbabazi