President Uhuru Kenyatta says he disagrees with Supreme Court ruling but will respect it. He has urged Kenyans to maintain peace and shun tribalism.
President Kenyatta, his Deputy William Ruto held a rally at Burma Market in Nairobi following the court ruling that nullified his August election victory.
According to the judges, Kenyatta’s re-election hailed by the so-called world democracies, was not conducted in accordance with the constitution of Kenya.
Speaking at the Nairobi rally while sections of Kenyans celebrated his rival, Raila Odinga’s court victory, Kenyatta urged Jubilee supporters to be ready to vote when elections are called.
“We are ready to go back to polls,” he said, asking Raila & his Nasa brigade to sell their policies to voters peacefully as the two camps are not at war.
“Your neighbour will always remain your neighbour regardless …” said Uhuru. President Uhuru was confident that Jubilee will win the re-run.
Uhuru also thanked God for the far he had brought Kenyans. He asked Kenyans to be respecters of the law.
“Let me ask every single Kenyan, wherever they may be, whatever they may be doing, whoever they may be with – take the hand of your brother, take the hand of your sister and shake it and say amani.”
“Peace. Peace. And I repeat again peace. The man or woman who sits with you, who resides next to you…will still be your neighbour regardless of their political affiliation, regardless of religion, regardless of colour, regardless of tribe.”
He added: “My primary message today to every single Kenyan is peace. Let us be people of peace.”
Jubilee legislators also criticised Supreme Court ruling and termed it as temporary setback.
They asked The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to call for elections as soon as possible.
Court gave the electoral body only 90 days to prepare.