Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday said that he disagreed with a Supreme Court decision invalidating his re-election and calling for fresh vote, but vowed to respect it.
“I personally disagree with the ruling that has been made today but I respect it,” he said, adding that he believed the six judges had decided that they will go against the will of the people.
“I disagree with it because millions of Kenyans… made their choice and six people have decided that they will go against the will of the people.”
“My primary message today is peace. Let us be people of peace,” Kenyatta said.
He was referring to the panel of six judges who made the ruling at the Supreme Court that nullified last month’s presidential election result.
A six-judge bench, by majority decision, on Friday indicted the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), saying it conducted the elections contrary to the dictates of the Constitution and election laws.
Mr Kenyatta had been announced the winner of the poll.
The ruling was made by majority decision – 4-2.