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Kenyan president says respects court decision to invalidate election
September 1, 2017 / 12:37 PM / 22 days ago

Kenyan president says respects court decision to invalidate election

Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta reacts after he was announced winner of the presidential election at the IEBC National Tallying centre at the Bomas of Kenya, in Nairobi, Kenya August 11, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta said on Friday he disagreed with a Supreme Court ruling that nullified his win in last month’s presidential election, but that he would respect the decision and urged citizens to do the same.

“The court has made its decision. We respect it. We don’t agree with it. And again, I say peace ... peace, peace, peace,” he said in a televised address. “That is the nature of democracy”.

reporting by Katharine Houreld; editing by John Stonestreet

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