IN SHORT: Kenya’s judiciary has warned that claims that two supreme court judges have resigned are “fake”.
A Facebook post claims two judges of Kenya’s highest court have resigned. The 11 September 2022 post includes two photos, one of deputy chief justice Philomena Mwilu and the other of justice Dr Smokin Wanjala.
The country’s highest court has been in the public eye after the results of the presidential vote in Kenya’s August 2022 general election were challenged.
But a full bench of seven judges unanimously upheld the win of president William Ruto, who received 7,176,141 votes. Odinga, drew in 6,942,930 votes.
Claims that Mwilu and Wanjala had resigned started circulating in the days following the court’s 5 September ruling.
The other five supreme court judges are chief justice Martha Koome, justice Isaac Lenaola, justice Mohammed Ibrahim, lady justice Njoki Ndung’u and justice William Ouko.
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Kenya’s judiciary has dismissed the claim through its official verified Twitter account.
It stamped “FAKE” on a screenshot of the claim that the two judges had resigned.
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