President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta has called on National Super Alliance (NASA) to challenge his re-election in the court to end the outcome dispute.
Speaking on Monday after meeting the Assumption of Office Committee at Harambee House office in Nairobi, President Uhuru urged dissatisfied parties to engage in peaceful demonstrations because it is protected by law and desist from engage in criminal activities.
He warned that those keen to destroy properties and engage in violent demonstrations will face the full firce of the law. He also urged police officers to use reasonable force while calming the protesters.
“The government will not allow looting and destruction of property and losing of lives. Police should use restraint when dealing with post-election protests,” said President Kenyatta.
At the same time, the head of state lauded Team Kenya for exploits in the just concluded London World Championships. Team Kenya finished second, bagging 11 medals – five gold, two silver and three bronze.
“Congratulations to our athletes in London for their good work and efforts. They are good Ambassadors of our country,” added President Kenyatta.
Uhuru was declared the winner of the August 8th general election by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Friday after garnering 8,203, 290 votes (54.27pc) against his closest challenger Nasa's Raila Odinga who was second with 6,762,224 (44.74pc).