Kenyatta declared president elect, titbits from his speech

Nelson Bwire Kapo

IEBC has declared Kenyatta President-elect after garnering 7,483,895 votes (98%) in controversial repeat election boycotted by main rival Raila Amolo Odinga.

Below are the titbits in his victory speech;

On 8 august Kenyans woke up in the dark to vote, on that day they voted me without a doubt. My victory was put to the test by Supreme Court.

The Numbers were never questioned, but the process of declaring my victory.

In spite of this paradox, I had to make a very painful decision, to resist the paradox and insist on my valid victory or to subject to the rule of law. I was reminded, the law is greater than me.

Law is a direct expression of the general rule of all, with the painful decision I submitted by myself to the general rule as expressed in the constitution.

Fellow Kenyans, the rule of good law does not discriminate, gives us the right to act and not to act, right to vote and not to vote. It gives us the opportunity to choose and impose on us results of choice.

Despite the fact that my major competitor went to court demanding the nullification of the presidential elections. He chose to ignore the rest of the ruling which ordered a fresh election in 60 days by the IEBC.

He ultimately chose to abandon the fresh poll. You can not choose to exercise the opportunity to exercise right and their after abscond from the consequences of that choice.

I chose to abide by the court ruling, went back to our people and appealed for their vote, I thank all that turned up to the fresh polls, despite violence, intimidation and witchcraft.

The narrative locally and international that voter turn out is low, is inaccurate, a consistent history of political convenience and conjuncture statistics that some of us have continued to exercise.

15million Kenyans came out to vote, 8.5m voted for me in August. In October 26, 98 percent of the same came out and voted for me.

My victory today is just part of a process that is likely to once again to be subject to a constitution test. I have submitted to this constitutional path no matter the outcome.

The people of Kenyans decided, IEBC made their decision, and we shall now wait for the court process and its outcome.

About dialogue, I will discuss once the processes are over.

My last words to you; Your neighbour will be your brother, your neighbour will be your sister, each of us is another person’s keeper, God Bless Kenya.

 

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