In Summary
  • As a country that believes in the rule of law and subscribes to democratic ideals, we must accept that the will of the people has prevailed.
  • Never should election outcomes be reason for bloodshed and chaos.
  • Citizens must rise above incitement and keep their calm.
  • The first task for President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto is to unify Kenyans.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has got a new mandate to lead this country for another five years.

This comes after months of intense campaigns, filled with emotions and high expectations. Indeed, the final hours to the declaration were extremely dramatic and tense.

In democracy, the voice of the majority carries the day. As a country that believes in the rule of law and subscribes to democratic ideals, we must accept that the will of the people has prevailed.

Legitimate questions have been raised about the credibility of the results; but we argue that these should be addressed within the right institutions, namely, the courts.

Never should election outcomes be reason for bloodshed and chaos.

Politics should not divide us. Citizens must rise above incitement and keep their calm. Elections are not a matter of life and death.

VICTORY

Kenyans have spoken and we congratulate President Kenyatta for his electoral victory.

At the same time, we urge the National Super Alliance and its leadership, which fought a good fight, to accept the outcomes, however painful; one had to win and the other lose.

It is not the end of everything; they will live to fight another day.

But this is the beginning of the hard path. Kenya is coming out of the election divided and egos bruised.

About half of the population feels the pain of electoral loss and are unsure of their place in the incoming government.

The first task for President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto is to unify Kenyans.

And this must be through demonstrable words and actions. Winners must be magnanimous.

POLITICS

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