Celebrations hit various parts of the country  after supreme court ruling

Celebrations hit various parts of the country after supreme court ruling

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BY EURIDICE NZIOKA/CORRESPONDENT,1ST SEPT 2017-Celebrations hit various parts of Kenya On Friday after the supreme court made a ruling nullifying president kenyatta’s  victory in the August 8 elections.

Spot check done by UPESINEWS.CO.KE  around the country has established that  many NASA supporters in regions considered as NASA strongholds were in frenzy with many praising the supreme court ruling.

Some of those areas are the coast,Nyanza region,Western ,Nairobi including kibara,mathare and Kawangware,Machakos among others .

The chanting of   e“Baba! Baba!”  could be heard  from several groups  celebrating the decision.The men cried, screaming out the nickname of Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga as they rolled about in the middle of a road, clutching a campaign poster with his picture on it.

Moments earlier a man in a full gorilla suit zipped by on a motorbike, standing tall, hooting the horn and waving as people lining the road cheered him on.

As the shocking news spread that the Supreme Court had decided to annul the result of the August 8 presidential election and order a fresh vote within 60 days, scenes of jubilation erupted among opposition supporters across the Kenyan capital.

Crowds of dancing, singing opposition supporters converged on Olympic Junction in Kibera, a teeming shantytown in the capital Nairobi and a stronghold of Odinga and his National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition.

Supreme court judges led by CJ David Maraga-COURTESY

They waved leafy branches, blew whistles, shouted, cried, wept and sang celebrating the Supreme Court’s unprecedented decision.

The man of the hour, at least here in Kibera, was not so much Odinga but David Maraga, a taciturn lawyer with a perpetually amused expression — and the country’s chief justice, or CJ.

“He’s an African hero!” said Joseph Omullo, an unemployed 25-year-old college graduate among the crowd who was shouting to make himself heard.

 

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