President Uhuru: I disagree with the Supreme Court ruling, but I respect it


President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed Kenyans after the Supreme Court decision to nullify the results of the presidential elections held in August this year.

The President asked Kenyans to stay calm as the ruling sinks in and said that they should hold each others hands and acknowledge their neighbors will always be their neighbors.

“Take the hands of your brother, your sister and say…peace….amani,” he said. “Your neighbour will still be your neighbour.”

The president said that he was ready to go back to the polls and told his supporters that “four or six people cannot change the will of the people.”

He said he disagreed with the court’s ruling but he respected it.

Four judges sitting on the bench ruled in favor of NASA’s petition asking President Uhuru’s re-election to be nullified citing massive irregularities in the just concluded polls.

Two judges, Njoki Ndung’u and Jackton Ojwang ruled against the petition.

Chief Justice David Maraga said the Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commision (IBEC) did not conduct the election in a free and fair manner.