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Kalua calls for calm as Supreme Court handles petition

Green Thinking Action Party leader Isaac Kalua. [File, Standard]

Kenyans have been urged to accept whatever decision will come from the Supreme Court verdict on the presidential election petition. 

Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga has challenged the electoral commission's declaration of UDA's William Ruto as the president-elect.

Wednesday, Green Thinking Action Party (GTAP) leader Isaac Kalua called on Kenyans to remain tolerant and accommodate the Supreme Court's decision due on Monday, September 5. 

Dr Kalua said the prevailing peace is good for stability, revival of the economy and handling the rising cost of living.

"There is need for peace and harmony even after the decision of the Supreme Court. The prevailing peace and tolerance must continue for Kenya to heal and move forward," he said.

He spoke during the funeral of Mzee Kisyoka Nguthu in Muthetheni, Machakos County. The late Nguthu was the father of renowned Kenyan cardiologist Dr Philip Kisyoka and died at the age of 102.

Kalua noted that when there is peace, every Kenyan is a winner despite their political differences. He also prevailed upon politicians to exercise restraint and use uniting language as the presidential petition is determined by the Supreme Court.

He said his Green Thinking Action Party will root for accountable and transparent leadership from the incoming government after President Uhuru Kenyatta's term ends.

"We envisage a government that will ensure fair distribution of resources," he said.

He advised the new county governors to conduct public participation while implementing their programmes to enhance value for public funds.