Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has addressed the country during the official celebrations of Heroes’ Day in the capital, Nairobi.
Among the dignitaries at the event was Chief Justice David Maraga, one of the four judges who last month annulled Kenyatta’s victory in the August presidential election.
The decision angered Kenyatta and he ended up calling the judges “crooks” and accusing them of instituting a “judicial coup”.
He also vowed to “fix” the court following his anticipated victory in the re-run of the vote next week.
Maraga has criticised the comments, saying he is ready to defend the rule of law.
So their meeting today has got some people talking:
A leading lawyer who represented Kenyatta during the presidential petition at the Supreme Court has imagined the pleasantries exchanged:
Kenyatta: Good morning crook.
Maraga: Good morning chick – a reference to opposition leader Raila Odinga’s allegory and allegation that Kenyatta’s victory was hatched in a computer and that he did not win fairly.