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Uhuru apologises over Supreme Court comment

Nairobi, Kenya: President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta has apologised to the Supreme Court over remarks he made on six judges hearing election petitions filed against him.

In a statement posted on his Facebook page the Jubilee leader apologised for using ‘casual’ language when referring to the highest court in Kenya and said he meant no disrespect.

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“In referring to the Supreme Court Judges, my language may have been casual and not 100 percent correct but there was certainly no disrespect,” he stated.

He said he met elected MPs, Women Reps and Senators from the Jubilee Coalition in Naivasha and told them that the alliance is ready to start work but was waiting for the decision of the Supreme Court.

“I told them that we are ready to get to work; however there is a petition in court over our election – yes, I said it is pending before six guys and we have to await their decision. However, the Legislative Arm of Government must go on and we challenged them together with my Deputy to begin the Jubilee agenda in the National Assembly and in Senate without delay,” he said.

He added; “I am used to being called Kamwana and appreciate that people refer to me fondly as such despite my official designation. The spirit and context in which I made the comments is that we must await the decision of the Supreme Court on the way forward for the Executive arm of Government; but that the other arms especially the legislative must begin working with immediate effect.”

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He said his informality may be interpreted as disrespect for the court but that was not the case.

He said he respects the Supreme Court and will wait for its verdict.

 Source:standardmedia.co.ke

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