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President Uhuru Kenyatta takes break with elephants two days to Supreme Court ruling

August 29, 2017 7:19 PM
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President Uhuru Kenyatta takes break with elephants two days to Supreme Court ruling

As the hearing on Kenya's presidential petition at the Supreme Court entered day two, President Uhuru Kenyatta and First-Lady Margaret were enjoying the serenity of the country's wildlife.

The President shared on his Facebook page photos of him and the First-lady while at one of the parks.

“Sharing some moments with our magnificent national heritage as we await the conclusion of the judicial process. Keep the peace,” the Facebook post read.

The pictures that immediately went viral on social media elicited mixed reactions as some Kenyans posted both negative and positive feedback on his timeline.

With only two days to the ruling on the presidential petition, the National Super Alliance (NASA) have accused the Independent and Electoral Boundaries Commission (EACC) and the Jubilee Party of taking its case casually.

In a detailed response to submissions by the lawyers of IEBC and President Uhuru, NASA argued that the way the two treated the case showed the inconsistencies and contradictions witnessed in the final tally of the presidential elections.

"They did not even attempt to respond to the issues we raised but only created an imaginary case for us and gave answers. They treated us, this court, and Kenyans with contempt and have themselves admitted they made the final declaration without all materials," said lawyer Otiende Amollo.

"The coalition submitted the totality of IEBC's submissions showed that the elections were shambolic and lacked constitutional validity."

NASA is asking the court to declare that Uhuru Kenyatta was irregularly declared the president-elect in the August 8 election.


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