Supreme Court upholds Uhuru’s re-election
There were mixed reactions to Kenyans all over the country on Monday morning following Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Uhuru Kentta’s re-election.See Also:Emmerson Mnangagwa: The man behind Zimbabwe coup?
President Kenyatta’s supporters broke into songs and dances as they celebrated the Supreme Court decision where they flooded streets in various towns, including Nairobi’s central business district, as they cheered, with all sort of forms to celebrate.
Jubilee supporters,including Mr.Kenyatta crowded outside the Supreme Court carrying flags and placards of Jubilee leaders.Read Also:You will not have it easy,liberation battle has just begun-Raila
Supporters In Maralal Town, Samburu County expressed their joy at the judges’ decision.Business people including boda boda riders and a section of residents said it was a relieve following court’s decision as it showed that the political uncertainty in the country and economic sabotage would come to an end.
Similar celebrations were experienced in Githurai, where people were chanting “Uhuru tano tena”.Many traders also cashed in as they sold Kenyan flags and Jubilee merchandise to people celebrating Mr Kenyatta’s victory.See Also:I Will Not Quit Politics-Raila
A different mood however was experienced in Kisumu County where youths stoned and burnt a vehicle in Kondele, after the Supreme Court upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election.
They were seen trying to dismantle the white car as others looked for rocks to break the windscreen before they set it ablaze.Crowding in one place, some youths watched the car burn while others shouted,an incident of about 100 metres from Kondele police station.
Reports have it that some groups were asking passengers for their IDs along Busia road.Read Also:Onyonka beats Jubilee’s Kibagendi,retains Kitutu Chache MP seat
ODM director of communications Philip Etale on Monday morning using his twitter handle asked NASA supporters to remain calm.
“NASA supporters across the country are advised to remain calm and not to react to any form of provocation by our opponents.Be calm, still and focused and wait for the way forward from the leadership” he said.
The Supreme Court dismissed two key petitions and unanimously upheld Uhuru’s victory in the re-run on October 26 paving way for his swearing in for the second term in office.Also See:NASA Announces Boycott of Safaricom,Bidco and Brookside
All the eyes on Monday morning were on supreme Court judges which nullified the August 8 election on account of illegalities and irregularities
The Court nullifies August election on the basis that there was lack of proper transmission system and use of forms which did not have security features.Also Read:Kwaheri bwana Gakuru, Pema Mola akulaze
The Court on Monday morning upheld president Uhuru’s re-election throwing out the petitions on the ground that they were not merited.
President Kenyatta is set to be sworn in on Tuesday November 28.See Also:Eye witness Dennis Ngengi arrested