BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,22ND SEPT 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta and National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga have all promised to respect the will of Kenyan voters and satisfied with the verdict come the 26TH October when the repeat presidential poll is held.
The two who shared a platform at the burial of former Nairobi Mayor Samuel Mbugua, the father of ex-Nairobi Woman Representative Rachael Shebesh on Friday say the choice of the people is supreme.
During the burial at Mbugua’s rural home in Kiambu, President Kenyatta reiterated that he had accepted the verdict of the Supreme Court nullifying his re-election urging his opponent to accept defeat should he lose in the fresh presidential election scheduled for October 26.
When he rose to speak, Odinga called for peace saying Kenyans must remain united regardless of political persuasions.
“This country if we embrace tolerance. We lost in court last time (2013) and we move on and I am sure this time too we will be able to resolve these issues,” he said.
He jokingly referred to President Kenyatta as his younger brother assuring mourners that they are not enemies.
“Whether it is my brother Uhuru who wins or myself I will respect the will of the people and I know he will do the same if I win,” Odinga remarked.
The three governors said President Kenyatta’s supporters will maintain peace and they urged Odinga to preach peace to his followers as the country heads to the repeat polls.