Uhuru Kenyatta speaks after losing court case to Raila

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Uhuru Kenyatta has declared Jubilee party’s readiness for the repeat elections after his win was nullified by the Supreme Court.

In his address to the nation on Friday, President Kenyatta said his win was as a result of “the will of the people”.

“We believe in the rule of law,” he said at State House Nairobi.

In his ruling Chief Justice David Maraga said that the IEBC committed various illegalities affecting the integrity of the polls.

In a split decision, CJ Maraga, his deputy Philemena Mwilu, Judges Smokin  Wanjala, Isaac Lenaola, upheld the petition on  the grounds that the election had not been conducted in accordance with the Constitution.

Judge Njoki Ndung’u and Jackton Ojwang’ dissented.  The next election must be held within 60 days.

In addition, Uhuru attempted to diffuse any tension from his supporters by urging for peaceful coexistence before and after the election which will be conducted in 60 days time.

National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders said on Friday that they had no luxury to celebrate but will embark on campaigns immediately.

“We have no luxury of time, we are here to meet the lawyers to take us through the ruling and its implications but as you know it’s not a run off but a new election which has to be conducted in 60 days,” Raila Odinga said.

 

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