Supreme Court judges adept, let them do their work – Ruto

We should not un­der­mine our demo­cratic process that we showed the world on Au­gust 8 by en­gag­ing in acts of law­less­ness, Deputy Pres­i­dent urges Kenyans

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Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto has urged Kenyans, ir­re­spec­tive of their po­lit­i­cal af­fil­i­a­tion, to al­low the Supreme Court to do its work without in­tim­i­da­tion and co­er­cion.

He yes­ter­day said there is no need to try to ex­ert pres­sure on the judges, whom he de­scribed as com­pe­tent in­di­vid­u­als who are up to the task.

Ruto thanked Kenyans for ex­er­cis­ing their demo­cratic right to elect lead­ers of their choice in a peace­ful manner dur­ing the Gen­eral Elec­tion.

He urged them to re­main united and peace­ful as the coun­try awaits for the Supreme Court’s rul­ing on the pres­i­den­tial re­sults.

Ad­dress­ing Ki­borokwa AIC faith­ful in Uasin Gishu county, Ruto said the manner in which Kenyans voted on Au­gust 8 shows Kenya is pro­gress­ing demo­crat­i­cally.

“I wish to ask each one of us to de­sist from activities that can dis­rupt our peace­ful co­ex­is­tence and un­der­mine our demo­cratic progress,” he said.

Ruto said lead­ers should be ready to ac­cept and re­spect the de­ci­sion of the court and the will of the peo­ple, adding vot­ers have done their part.

“We should not un­der­mine our demo­cratic process that we showed the world on Au­gust 8 by en­gag­ing in acts of law­less­ness,” he said.

Ruto, who was ac­com­pa­nied by MPs Os­car Sudi (Kapseret) and Caleb Kosi­tany (Soy), com­mended Kenyans for sup­port­ing the Ju­bilee Party “be­cause of its fo­cus on de­vel­op­ment and im­prove­ment of peo­ple’s lives”.

He asked Ju­bilee lead­ers to put aside is­sues to do with the last elec­tion and im­ple­ment the party’s man­i­festo.

“Our fo­cus as Ju­bilee is to initiate de­vel­op­ment projects that have di­rect im­pact on the lives of the peo­ple,” Ruto said.

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