Ekuru Aukot says party to participate in presidential elections

Written By: KBC Reporters

Dr. Ekuru Aukot

Third Way Alliance presidential flag bearer, Dr. Ekuru Aukot, says the party will participate in the forthcoming Presidential elections.

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Dr. Aukot, says the repeat polls, are not a re-run, as has been reported, but a fresh presidential election.

Aukot says’ the judgment gave all the eight presidential candidates’ who participated in the August 8th general election’ the liberty to also participate.

While welcoming the judgment of the Supreme Court which nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win, Dr. Aukot also cautioned against, out-bursts directed at the Supreme Court, saying they are uncalled for.

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He further called for the prosecution of those behind the irregularities that were pointed out by the Supreme Court judges, saying this will be the only way to end electoral malpractices.

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Meanwhile, a cross section of Kisii residents, and civil society organizations, has joined other leaders, in urging members of the Jubilee brigade, to desist from intimidating the Supreme Court.

The residents took issue with the on-going utterances, by certain leaders’ criticising holders of the Supreme Court, following the annulment of the presidential results.

Speaking to reporters in Kisii town, the locals asked leaders to respect the constitution, independent institutions, and work towards a united country.

The locals said it is unfair to profile the Supreme Court judges for executing their constitutional mandate, and emphasized on the need for the President, to encourage Kenyans to respect the rule of law.

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Elsewhere, Catholic Diocese of Murang’a Bishop James Maria Wainaina has called on leaders and all Kenyans to respect the ruling made by the Supreme Court in line with the constitution.

The Bishop further urged all Kenyans across the ethnic and political divide to maintain peace as the nation prepares for another process of voting in a president of their choice.

Bishop Wainaina who spoke at Mugoiri Catholic church during a family day celebrations for the parish, observed that Kenyans ought to have a sober mind while electing a President hence the need to keep calm and act as per the law.

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The bishop cautioned politicians against using unpalatable words on their opponents warning that this may provoke others with different political persuasions into violence.

His sentiments were shared by Murang’a County MP Sabina Chege who called on Kenyans to keep calm and advised politicians to tone down their utterances that are triggered by anger from the ruling made last Friday.

Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro who was present dismissed the Supreme Court ruling terming it politically instigated by the opposition.

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