Raila’s Message After Uhuru's Supreme Court Win

National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga has spoken after the Supreme Court upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory.

In a statement sent to newsrooms on Monday, Mr Odinga stated that he still considered the government to be illegitimate and the ruling had not changed his position.

The NASA leader further stated that he sympathised with the Judges claiming they had made the decision under duress.

He added that the court failed to raise a quorum over serious security concerns following the shooting of the Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu's bodyguard before the October 26 election.

“We in NASA had repeatedly declared before this Supreme Court ruling today that we consider this government to be illegitimate and do not recognise it,” Odinga stated.

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“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 sympathise with it," he added.

This comes after the Court upheld President  Kenyatta’s re-election following the dismissal of two petitions filed by former Kilome MP Harun Mwau and activists Njonjo Mue and Khelef Khalifa.

In the judgment, Chief Justice David Maraga stated that the petitions were not merited and were thus dismissed.

The CJ noted that the two presidential election petitions were consolidated and heard together because of time pressure and that the judges had arrived at the final decision unanimously.

He added that the detailed judgement of the presidential petition shall be issued within 21 days of the determination issued on Monday.

"The presidential election held on 26 October is hereby upheld as is the election of the third respondent. Each party shall bear its own cost," Maraga stated.

[caption caption="National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, Third Way Alliance leader Ekuru Aukot and various lawyers await Supreme Court verdict"][/caption]