Mixed reaction to decree in Mombasa

Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir (far right), Mombasa Governor Hassan Ali Joho (second right),
and other Coast locals follow the court proceedings from Mombasa. ([PHOTO: STANDARD]

By Philip Mwakio

KENYA: Mixed reactions greeted the Supreme Court ruling that upheld the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as Kenya’s fourth President in Mombasa.

Several residents who spoke to The Standard On Sunday said with the verdict out it was time Kenyans moved on.

However, others spoke of open bias and accused the court of betraying the confidence of Kenyans by upholding Uhuru’s victory.

Mr Petterson Mwakoi said the dismissal of the petition despite the petitioners having crystal clear evidence of a rigged election, indicated the Judiciary was far from fair.

But the Muslim for Human Rights in a brief statement said it accepted the decision of the Supreme Court.

Another Mombasa resident, Aggrey Omondi said the Supreme Court had made its landmark ruling and all Kenyans shoiuld respect it.

Ms Dorcas Wamboi and Ms Pauline Mambo, two revelers we encountered in the streets of Mombasa, urged Kenyans to embrace peace.

“We have always been known as an island of peace in a region with many problems. Let us uphold peace at all cost,” Mambo said.