This is a historic day for Kenya, says Raila Odinga

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NASA Presidential candidate Raila Odinga has lauded the Supreme Court's ruling
NASA Presidential candidate Raila Odinga has lauded the Supreme Court's ruling

NASA Presidential candidate has lauded the Supreme Court ruling after the court nullified the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta and called for another election after sixty days. Speaking outside the court building, Raila said it’s a great day, not only for Kenya but for Africa, “This indeed is a very historic day for the people of Kenya and by extension for the people of Africa. For the first time in the history of African democracy, a ruling has been made by a Court nullifying┬áthe Presidential result, it’s a Presidential setting ruling and very historic,” he said.

The NASA leader thanked the Supreme Court judges bench for handling the case in an open manner, “I take the opportunity to thank Supreme Court judges led by the Chief Justice for doing this for posterity to the people of Kenya,” he said.

His sentiments were echoed by Kalonzo Musyoka, who said the fact that the Judges were given a chance to give their views was tremendous, “The fact that he was able to give the minority an opportunity to read the dissenting judgements was tremendous. You can see the openness with which these proceedings were conducted therefore am happy to be a Kenyan today,” he said.

The NASA deputy presidential candidate said the integrity and dignity of the Supreme Court have been reestablished and said it’s a monumental day for the country and the African continent.