The Presidential petition case at the Supreme Court has started and will soon be active. It would be a good idea to see both sides of the political divide do everything they can to stop all discussion of the case beyond the judges.
It would not be technically sub judice, but neither side should be seen to want to influence the judges. For litigant Raila Odinga, it is time to stop making reference to the Willy Mutunga Supreme Court of 2013 that cleared the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission declaration of Uhuru Kenyatta as duly elected President.
On the Jubilee side of things, it is wrong to keep repeating that no President of Kenya – or much of the rest of Africa – has been felled by a Supreme Court decision.
Dismissing the seven judges of the Supreme Court as being individuals who can be bought is intimidating them too.
And a Declaration of the Coast, like yesterday’s Azimio la Pwani, made at Governor Hassan Joho’s swearing-in, can only make the judges feel unduly pressured.