World leaders applaud Uhuru after Supreme Court ruling


President Uhuru Kenyatta received congratulatory messages from various governments around the world after his victory was upheld by the Supreme Court on Monday morning.

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson sent his country’s message on Monday in a phone call to Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed. This was the first government to send its congratulatory message.

Other countries reported to have send in their congratulatory messages to Mr Uhuru included South Sudan, Uganda and Bangladesh as well as the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group).

In a statement, the ACP group hailed the Supreme Court decision as significant and constituting “a remarkable moment for Kenya”.

“This significant development goes a long way to confirm the country’s democratic maturity as well as the commendable functioning of its democratic institutions,’’ read the statement which was sent from Brussels, Belgium.

The group commended Kenyans and the Uhuru government “for their faith in governing pillars and institutions of democracy and commitment to constitutionalism”.

The ACP also praised President Kenyatta for accepting the court’s annulment of his August 8 victory and for agreeing to participate in the October 26 repeat election.

They pledged its support to the Jubilee Administration and “it’s effort to move Kenya forward.’’