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President Uhuru exudes confidence court will uphold win

President Uhuru Kenyatta has expressed confidence that he will win the Supreme Court petition challenging his re-election.

Uhuru said God will hand him and his deputy, William Ruto, victory in the case filed by National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga.

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He spoke at St Stephen’s Cathedral, Nairobi, during the 39th anniversary memorial service for his father and the country’s founding president, Jomo Kenyatta.

“After we are done with what is before us (presidential election petition) and God grants us victory, and I am sure he will, we will invite you,” Uhuru told the church, which he said stood with the Kenyatta family when the first president died.

Earlier in the morning, Uhuru led his family members in laying a wreath at the mausoleum of the Mzee Kenyatta at Parliament buildings.

The Opposition alliance has challenged Uhuru’s win in a petition that is set to be determined by seven judges on Friday next week.

Uhuru said the country should be ready to move forward once the matter is settled to allow for development and growth.

He said there was no need for animosity among Kenyans because of political differences, asserting that every voter exercised their democratic choice by casting their ballots for their favourite candidates.

“There is no single Kenyan who made a mistake by voting whoever they cast their ballot for. As we respect our cultural diversity, let us also respect our right to have different political opinions,” said Uhuru.

The President said he was determined to make Kenya a better place by laying a good foundation for a better future of the country

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“We have an obligation to leave a country and a people that can forge on long after we are gone by providing a good foundation for growth and development,” he added.

DP Ruto insisted that Jubilee Party won the elections because of its development agenda and its focus on uniting the country.

“The two most important things that informed these elections were exercises that the President started in building bridges of brotherhood, friendship, and of unity of all the people,” he said. 

 

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