In a political debate, Dr. Barrack Muluka who is a political analyst affirmed that Kenyatta made the right choice in rejecting the ruling as the President's mandate. He states that a country can choose either to agree or reject the verdict of the Court.
" The ICJ is not a top court as such, it's a court, we recognise as a country, whose decisions can be rejected as in the present case," Muluka stated.
His remarks were echoed by his fellow political analyst, Nafula Kisiangani, who noted that the ruling came at an unfortunate time when the tension between the countries could intensify.
Ms Kisiangani noted that African countries should find peace resolution mechanisms within the continental unions and organisations instead of relying on international courts to determine their issues.
However, Former Law Society of Kenya Chief Executive Officer Apollo Mboya, has faulted how Kenya handled the case, noting that Nairobi downplayed the gravity of the situation.
"Coming to the actual case, I believe Kenya bungled it, we were not prepared. We challenged the jurisidiction, changed lawyers, urging that we should be given more time, yet we did not take any steps to solve the steps during the negotiation process," Mboya pointed out.
Mboya further says that Kenya may take certain steps as leverage if the two Presidents were to begin a negotiation process.
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