Protesters,Police Forced To Flee Bee Attack Outside Supreme Court
Police and protesters outside the Supreme Court were forced to flee after they were attacked by bees on Wednesday. Similar Story:Live: Supreme court releases full verdict of the presidential petition
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An unconscious disabled beggar, who was near the Supreme Court was injured after being stung by the bees that attacked around 11.40am.
He was rushed to hospital by St John Ambulance personnel. Related Story:Judicial Service Commission statement on attacks on the Judiciary.
The police and protesters had to stand at a safe distance but away from the Supreme Court gate.
It is not clear where the bees came from.
The bees attacked as the Supreme Court judges delivered the full ruling that nullified August 8 presidential elections.
Before the attack, National Super Alliance supporters were shouting at police on a barricade erected on City Walk Way, just outside International House. See Also:Republic of the Congo president should free jailed Talassa editor
A boda boda rider said there was a bee hive near the Supreme Court that the police and protesters were not aware of.
“These guys protesting did not know there is a bee hive here,” he said.
Chief Justice David Maraga on Tuesday criticized what he termed as continued intimidation of the judiciary by politicians after nullification of August 8 elections.See Also:Leaked: Chebukati memos reveal rot, infighting at electoral body
The CJ spoke out against the backdrop of three petitions questioning his conduct and that of two other supreme court judges who were among the four who nullified the August presidential election.
On September 1st,the supreme court nullified August 8 elections conducted by IEBC citing that there were irregularities. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission was ordered to conduct another poll in 60 days. Also Read:Kenyan Judiciary On The Defence