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Jubilee leaders react to nullification of Uhuru Kenyatta's win

By Patel Okumu and Allan Mungai | Sep 1st 2017 | 1 min read
The Supreme Court has nullified Uhuru Kenyatta's win in August 8 presidential election.

Devolution CS Mwangi Kiunjuri has described the ruling by Supreme Court as a decision of five judges who have only strengthened the will and resolve of Jubilee supporters.

In his statement he said that they won fairly and are not afraid of an election.

Kieni Mp Kanini Kega was also dismayed by the judgment and termed the ruling as shocking and added that Parliament will not allow plans to kick out IEBC.

Muranga Senator Irungu Kangata  termed the verdict as premature because the judges did not read all the submissions.

In his ruling Chief Justice David Maraga said that the IEBC committed various illegalities affecting the integrity of the polls.

In a split decision, CJ Maraga, his deputy Philemena Mwilu, Judges Smokin  Wanjala, Isaac Lenaola, upheld the petition on  the grounds that the election had not been conducted in accordance with the Constitution. Judge Njoki Ndung’u and Jackton Ojwang’ dissented. 

The next election must be held within 60 days.

In NASA strongholds of Kisumu, Kakamega, Mathare and Kibera Raila Odinga’s supporters thronged the streets to celebrate Supreme Court’s decision.

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