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Security van driver stops in middle of road to dance after nullification of Uhuru’s win

NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga (Left) hugs Mombasa County Governor Ali Hassan Joho (Right) during ruling on 2017 election and nullification of presidential results 1st September 2017 at Supreme court. [Edward Kiplimo,Standard].

A driver of a courier company could not contain his joy after the Supreme Court ruling that nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election.

The driver stopped his Wells Fargo Limited truck on a busy road in Kisumu and danced - oblivious of the danger he posed. He shook his shoulders, turned around, jumped, kicked and shook his bottom in a celebration jig.

He was not done, he walked to a boda boda that was ferrying several passengers and jumped on it shouting.

The man then retreated to his truck as people watched him jubilating as well.

As soon as Chief Justice David Maraga gave the ruling, parts of the country - especially NASA strongholds - exploded in celebration.

NASA leader Raila Odinga launched an onslaught against the IEBC following the nullification.

Raila declared that the National Super Alliance (NASA) will not go to the polls with the current secretariat of IEBC, even as he attacked the international community for legitimising an ‘electoral fraud’.

The former Prime Minister hailed the Supreme Court decision to invalidate the presidential election.

“It is now clear that the entire edifice of IEBC is rotten. Clear evidence shows that the commission was taken over by criminals who ran the General Election using the technology system and resulted in a computer-generated leadership for the people,” he said.

Among the people Raila said worked with the Government to deny NASA victory in the polls and insisted that they must go include IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba, Immaculate Kassait (Director of Voter Registration), Abdi Yakub Guliye (Commissioner in charge of ICT), Praxidis Tororey (Head of Legal Affairs), Betty Nyabuto (Deputy CEO) and John Muhati (IT Director).