African Union welcomes Supreme Court ruling

African Union welcomes Supreme Court ruling
Chad's Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat addresses attendees during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, October 1, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

The African Union Commission has expressed satisfaction with the Supreme Court ruling that nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election saying it advanced a culture of democracy, peace, constitutionalism and rule of law in Kenya and Africa in general.

In a statement, Commission Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, says the decision was also in accordance with the 2000 Constitutive Act of the African Union and the 2007 African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance.

Mahamat has also lauded NASA Presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, for opting for legal recourse to the dispute arising from the presidential election.

The AU boss has also urged Kenyans to fully respect the judgment and maintain peace ahead of the repeat poll.

He has also called on all candidates, political parties and coalitions to encourage their supporters to fully accept the court’s ruling.

The Commission has further pledged to support the process as well as closely monitor the electoral process with a view to ensuring that the will of the Kenyan people is fully respected.

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