Obama congratulates Uhuru,calls for unity, implementation of new Constitution


NAIROBI, KENYA: US President Barack Obama has sent a message of congratulation to President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta and the people of Kenya for conducting a peaceful election.

Obama also commended Raila Odinga for accepting the Supreme Court’s Saturday decision on the March 4 General elections.

“The electoral process and the peaceful adjudication of disputes in the Kenyan legal system are testaments to the progress Kenya has made in strengthening its democratic institutions, and the desire of the Kenyan people to move their country forward,” said a statement from US Embassy in Nairobi.

“Now is the time for Kenyans to come together to fully implement the political, institutional, and accountability reforms envisioned in the Kenyan constitution.”

“Kenya is an important member of the international community.  We welcome and wish to underscore the importance of Kenya’s commitment to uphold its international obligations, including those with respect to international justice.”

On Saturday, Supreme Court passed a verdict on the March 4 General election following a petition filed by Uhuru Kenyatta’s main rival in the race Raila Odinga.

The Court ruled that the election was free and fair and Uhuru Kenyatta deserved the victory. Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced that Uhuru Kenyatta had prevailed in the country’s presidential elections by winning 50.03 per cent of the votes.


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