Raila responds to the Supreme Court decision to uphold President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win

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The National Super Alliance (Nasa) led by Raila Odinga has reacted to the Supreme Court ruling that upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win.

In a statement, Odinga through his adviser Salim Lone said his perception of the Jubilee government as “illegitimate” has not changed even after the Supreme Court ruled Monday to uphold President Kenyatta’s win in the October 26 presidential poll.

“We in NASA had repeatedly declared before this Supreme Court ruling today (November 20) that we consider this government to be illegitimate and do not recognize it. This position has not been changed by the Court ruling,” Odinga said.

The Supreme Court has upheld the victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta in the repeat election conducted on Thursday, October 26.

Chief Justice David Maraga said the Supreme Court judges unanimously dismissed the three petitions filed to challenge Uhuru’s win.

Delivering the ruling that took less than 10 minutes, the Chief Justice said the three petitions as filed did not convince the court to nullify, for a second time, Uhuru’s win.

The court ruled that the repeat election was legitimate and Uhuru was validly elected. Maraga said the judges could not write the full judgement as they had only two days to make a determination.

Raila termed the Supreme Court ruling as “one we had expected.”In a unanimous decision, Supreme Court’s six-judge dismissed the petitions challenging the election of President Kenyatta in the repeat poll, saying they lacked merit.

According to the Judges,petitions were not merited hence did not convince the court to nullify Uhuru’s win for the second time.

In conclusion ,the court ruled that the repeat election was legitimate and Uhuru was validly elected.

 

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