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NASA responds after Supreme Court ruling
By Fay Ngina | Updated Nov 20, 2017 at 13:02 EAT
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SUMMARY
  • NASA Coalition has responded to the Supreme Court ruling saying that they sympathize with the court
  • The Supreme Court dismissed the petitions challenging President Uhuru's win

National Super Alliance (NASA) has responded after the Supreme Court upheld the October 26 election on Monday 20 November.

The NASA coalition said on behalf of Raila Odinga that they do not condemn the court’s decision but sympathize with it.

“We in NASA had repeatedly declared before this Supreme Court ruling today that we consider this government to be illegitimate and do not recognize it. This position has not been changed by the Court ruling, which did not come as a surprise. It was a decision taken under duress. We do not condemn the Court, we sympathize with it,” read the statement by NASA coalition.

NASA's Director of Communications Philip Etale has also urged supporters to remain calm and wait for the way forward from the NASA leadership.

"NASA supporters across the country are advised to remain calm and not to react any form of provocation by our opponents. Be calm, still, focused and wait for the way forward from the NASA leadership," Mr Etale posted on his twitter handle. 

NASA supporters across the country are ADVISED to remain calm and not to react any form of PROVOCATION by our opponents. Be calm, still, focused and wait for the way FORWARD from the NASA leadership.

— Philip Etale (@EtalePhilip) November 20, 2017

Chief Justice David Maraga said that they were not able to deliver the full judgement since the petitions were retired with two days to the deadline.

“After the hearing the petitions we retired with only two days left to the deadline and it was impossible to write a full judgement. What we read today is a summary verdict on the issues raised in the petitions,” said CJ Maraga.

President Uhuru Kenyatta will be sworn-in on November 28.

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