Ngilu lauds Supreme Court for nul­li­fy­ing Uhuru’s win, tells Kenyans to back Raila

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties | Eastern -

Ki­tui Gov­er­nor Char­ity Ngilu has wel­comed the Supreme Court’s de­ci­sion to an­nul the Au­gust 8 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion in which Uhuru Keny­atta was de­clared win­ner.

The de­ci­sion to in­val­i­date the re­sults was an­nounced on Fri­day af­ter NASA flag­bearer Raila Odinga filed a pe­ti­tion con­test­ing the re­sults, cit­ing ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties and il­le­gal­i­ties.

Speak­ing to the me­dia on Fri­day af­ter at­tend­ing a burial at Kalam­bani vil­lage in Mutha ward, Ki­tui South, Ngilu lauded the Court for “grant­ing Kenyans a sec­ond chance to express their demo­cratic will through a fresh pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.”

“Ju­bilee lead­ers must know that we are tired of re­peated rig­ging of pres­i­den­tial elec­tions. I want to tell them that noth­ing will stop Raila Odinga from lead­ing this na­tion since he is a leader who has won the hearts of the ma­jor­ity of Kenyans,” she said.

/MUSEMBI NZENGU

Ki­tui Gov­er­nor Char­ity Ngilu dur­ing her swear­ing-in at Mus­lim Se­condary School in Ki­tui on Au­gust 21

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