President-elect William Ruto says he will accept the Supreme Court verdict on the petition challenging his victory in the August 9th presidential election.
Ruto, who spoke on Sunday at a thanksgiving service at Larmudiac High School grounds in Njoro, Nakuru County, said Kenya must be a country that respects the rule of law and the institutions established under the constitution.
“It is very important that even as we move forward as a nation, we agree that Kenya is going to be a country based on the rule of law,” said Ruto.
“We respected the IEBC when it made its decision. Since we are a country guided by the law, we shall respect the decision made by the Supreme Court tomorrow.”
The president-elect also urged Kenyans to pray for President Kenyatta so that there will be a smooth and peaceful handover of power.
“We have a custom in the country, that every outgoing President exits peacefully, and that’s how it will be,” he added.
The country’s highest court is scheduled to deliver its ruling on the presidential petition on Monday following a three-day hearing that concluded on Friday.
Ruto was declared the winner of the August 9th presidential election after garnering 7,176,141, representing 50.49 percent of the total votes.
He trounced his main competitor Raila Odinga of the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition, who secured 6,942,930 votes (48.85 percent), followed by Roots Party candidate George Wajackoyah (61,969 votes) and David Mwaure (31,987 votes).