NASA leaders are currently held up in a meeting and are expected to issue a statement on the way forward following the Supreme Court of Kenya’s ruling this morning that threw out petitions challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win in the October 26th repeat presidential election.
Yesterday, at the Nairobi hospital, Raila Odinga indicated that he would issue a comprehensive statement after a verdict is made by the supreme court judges. He condemned the ethnic profiling and killings in Nairobi adding that it was barbaric and a recipe for a repeat of the 2007/2008 post election violence.
‘We in NASA had repeatedly declared before the Supreme Court ruling today that we consider this government to be illegitimate and do not recognize it. This position has not been changed by the Court ruling, which did not come as a surprise. It was a decision taken under duress. We do not condemn the Court, we sympathize with it,’
a brief statement in reaction to the supreme court ruling from the NASA side read.
The supreme court upheld President Kenyatta’s win with reason that the petitions filed before the court lacked merit.
Jubilee supporters have taken to the streets of Nairobi, Nyeri, Nakuru, Kiambu, Muranga and other Jubilee strongholds to celebrate the supreme court decision. With this new development, President Kenyatta is now set to be sworn in next week Tuesday to officially begin his second term in office.
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