US Responds to Raila’s Move to Challenge Uhuru in Court
This is what the US had to say about NASA's move
In a statement issued by US Ambassador to Kenya, Robert Godec stated that the US backed NASA’s move to file a petition at the Supreme Court.
“As a long-time friend, the United States continues to follow Kenya’s presidential election process closely, we welcome the decision by Kenya’s opposition NASA to go to the Supreme Court with its concerns regarding the results of the presidential poll. The Supreme Court is the constitutional venue to address disputes,” the statement read in part.
NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga on Wednesday told the Nation that he would move to the highest court in the land to challenge the presidential results.
According to Mr. Odinga, the Opposition had sufficient evidence to prove that the results were computer-generated by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
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At the same time, Godec denounced the killings that have been witnessed during protests which erupted after Kenyatta’s win.
He mentioned that it was the right of every Kenyan to protest peacefully.
“Kenya’s Constitution gives all citizens the right to protest peacefully, which should be respected by security services, we were deeply troubled by the reports of deaths and injuries that followed the IEBC’s August 11 announcement of the election results, we urge security services to avoid using excessive force and to protect lives and property," the diplomat said.
Amb. Godec further called on the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) to investigate any allegations of misconduct by police officers.
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