President-elect William Ruto has promised to respect the decision of the Supreme Court ahead of the determination of presidential election petitions.
On the same breath, Ruto called on other leaders across the political divide to respect the outcome declared by institutions that are handling the elections matter.
According to Ruto Kenyans have already demonstrated that they want to go on with daily hustles.
“In this election, we have seen a very new phenomenon. That we all voted and the next day we were ready to go to work and go on with our lives and everybody on to their hustle. That is the loud statement that is coming from the people of Kenya to those of us who are leaders.”
The Kenya Kwanza party leader further urged leaders to lead the nation out of the tribal cocoon that has engraved the country hence disrupting the peace and tranquillity Kenyans want.
“I ask all leaders of Kenya to listen to the loud message coming from the citizens of our country. They are speaking to us loudly that they want their politics to be non-tribal and peaceful,” said Ruto.
Ruto urged the electorate to conduct themselves in an obedient and respectful manner while awaiting the outcome of the Supreme court.
“I’m asking all of us as leaders to listen to what the people of Kenya are saying so that we can conclude the remaining steps of our election, in a peaceful, orderly, respectful manner, respecting all the institutions that will discharge their responsibilities because we are a country governed by the rule of law and by our constitution,” Ruto said.
The 7-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Martha Koome has until Monday, September 5th to hear and determine the 9 petitions on the presidential election.
Ruto was speaking on Thursday during the inauguration ceremony of Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja at the Kenyatta International Conventional Centre (KICC) in Nairobi.