Nairobi - Kenya's chief justice is making an extraordinary
public statement that he will not be cowed by threats and harassment ahead of
the country's March 4 election.
Willy Mutunga said on Tuesday that he received a threatening
letter warning of dire consequences if the courts rule against the eligibility
of two leaders who are facing trial at an international court.
Mutunga also said he
was almost prevented from travelling to Tanzania by an immigration official in
what he believes was a political act.
Kenya's High Court last week said it had no jurisdiction to
determine whether Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and former government
minister William Ruto can run for president and vice president.
The two face charges
at the International Criminal Court for allegedly orchestrating violence after
Kenya's 2007 presidential election.