BY JAMES WAFULASUPREME COURTNAIROBI.
The NGO Council of Kenya has urged the main political coalitions in the August elections who have just concluded hearings at the supreme court to be ready to accept the ruling when it is made on Monday September 5 2022.
Speaking on the sidelines of a national peace stakeholders two day workshop in Nairobi, council chairman Stephen Kipchumba Cheboi said the hour of reckoning had arrived when the court makes its final ruling on the August 9 presidential elections.
He said the court would either uphold the victory of President Elect Dr. William Ruto, 55, or nullify it and order fresh polls as demanded by petitioner Azmio’s Raila Amolo Odinga, 77.
Either way he said the overall winners would be Kenyans for remaining peaceful throughout the exercise and allowing reason and sobriety to prevail. “Its clear Kenya’s democracy has matured and what the supreme court is doing is to enrich the entire process of free, fair and credible elections.”
He said Kenya was leading by example as the regional economic and social power house stressing thatwhat remains is for Kenyans to embrace the government that the court decides is legally in office and move the country forward. The
NGO Council and its Members and stakeholders is conducting a National Peace drive across the country through its recently launched national initiative Ribbon Peace Campaign to rally all Kenyans to accept the verdict of the supreme court and ensure all Kenyans remain united and peaceful as the the much awaited ruling is made.The NGO Council maintains that the ruling should in no way divide the country and that life would go on even as the process is awaited.
The NGO Council notes that the country should move on in building a nation. We call on all Kenyans to always maintain peace and harmony with one another.