Kibaki Might Be Forced To Step Down

Attorney General Amos Wako has waived the demand that an election petition must be presented to an election court before a constitutionally-elected President can be forced to stand down.

He said the crisis facing Kenya was of a political nature that required a political solution without the express demand for a legal obstacle.

Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki might be forced to stand down following Thursday’s order by the East African nation’s Attorney-General, Amos Wako, for a re-tabulation of the presidential vote, which saw him re-elected Sunday.

The vote tallying would preferably be done by an independent team of experts, who will be required to examine the election documents to detect cases of fraud, re-tally the votes and present their findings.

“The level of violence has never before been witnessed in our country,” Wako conceded as protesters battled with the police after they were denied access to the venue of Thursday’s opposition rally.

In a five-point statement, the Attorney-General said the level of violent protests witnessed in Kenya Thursday, a week after Kenyans went to the ballot to elect a new president, might get out of control forever unless precautionary measures were taken.

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