Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Friday that he disagreed with a Supreme Court decision invalidating his re-election and calling for fresh elections, but vowed to respect it.
In an emotional televised address, Kenyatta called on Kenyans to uphold peace saying they are ready for another round of the vote. During the same time, supporters converged in home town Gatundo, north-east of the capital, Nairobi.
“I personally disagree with the ruling that has been made today but I respect it,” he said, adding that he believed the six judges had “decided that they will go against the will of the people.” Uhuru said.
Today, the Supreme Court nullified the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
A six-judge bench, by majority decision, on Friday indicted the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), saying it conducted the elections contrary to the dictates of the Constitution and poll laws.