On Sunday, September 4, Raila made a clarion call to his supporters to pray for peace and Wisdom ahead of the Supreme court ruling.
Speaking during a meeting with a delegation of Meru leaders, Raila Odinga asked his supporters to maintain peace and be wise as the court ruling over the Presidential results is yet to be made.
He maintained that the petition was a quest for justice, which he believed would triumph on Monday, September 5, for the sake of every Kenyan will.
“Kenyans should continue to have us in their prayers, we pray for peace and wisdom. We hope that the supreme court will deliver a fair ruling which will help us to strengthen the democracy in the country,” the flagbearer reiterated.
The former Prime Minister proclaimed his belief in the judicial system. However, when questioned on whether he would accept the outcome of the court, he tails off to give a definite answer.
“I will not want to speculate or anticipate the outcome of the court. I believe that our judges are people who are learned, qualified, and are fair and therefore will deliver a just ruling,” Odinga remarked.
Earlier in Nakuru, president-elect William Ruto welcomed the petition challenging his victory, terming that it is a manifestation that Kenya is a country guided by the constitution.
Ruto stressed that nobody surpasses the law, and made it clear that he will accept the decision of the seven-judge-bench led by Chief Justice Martha Koome.
“They will respect the decision of the Supreme Court the same way that we respected the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) when it announced the results of the election. No one is above the law, we are all equals,” Ruto reiterated.
The Supreme court is expected to deliver on the ruling on September 5, which is the last of the 14-day constitutional timeline given to the court to determine the petition.
Nine petitioners filed cases contesting the declaration by IEBC on August 15 that rendered Ruto the president-elect. The petitions were merged into one during the pre-trial conference.
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The court may either validate the results of the August 9 General Election or annul it, and consequently call for a run-off between Raila and Ruto.