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William Ruto Promises to Respect Supreme Court Verdict on Presidential Petition

President-elect William Ruto PHOTO/COURTESY

President-elect William Ruto has promised to respect the decision of the Supreme Court in the presidential election petition.

Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance had moved to the Supreme Court to challenge Ruto’s win citing electoral malpractices.

Speaking during the inauguration ceremony of Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja at KICC in Nairobi, Ruto asked all leaders respect decisions by institutions handling the petition.

“I ask all leaders of Kenya to listen to the loud message coming from the citizens of our country. They are speaking to us loudly that they want their politics to be non-tribal and peaceful,” he said

He said Kenyans have already demonstrated their democratic right by voting and they want to go on with their daily lives.

“That we all voted and the next day we were ready to go to work and go on with our lives and everybody on to their hustle. That is the loud statement that is coming from the people of Kenya to those of us who are leaders,” Ruto stated.

Chief Justice Martha Koome and the rest of the Supreme Court bench have until September 5 to her and determine the presidential petition.


President-elect William Ruto and Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja at KICC PHOTO/COURTESY

In the petition where IEBC commissioners and President-elect William Ruto were listed as respondents, Raila wants access to KIEMS kits used in the election.

The former Prime Minister also wants IEBC to avail all materials including electronic documents, devises and equipment for presidential election within two days.

Raila also wants Chebukati to declare that Ruto committed election irregularities during election and the Court to declare that Chebukati committed election irregularities during elections and be prosecuted.

Ruto was declared president after garnering 7,176,141 votes; 50.49 per cent of the total votes cast.

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Raila was seconded with 6,942,930 which is 48.88 per cent of the total votes cast.

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