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Kenyatta urges for calm after Supreme Court ruling

Friday, September 01, 2017 - 01:14

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta urged for calm and respect of the Supreme Court's ruling that nullified his victory in Kenya's recent presidential election. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta called for calm and respect after a Supreme Court ruling on Friday (September 1) nullified his election and ordered a new poll within 60 days. The decision to cancel the result sets up a new race for the presidency between Kenyatta, 55, and veteran opponent Raila Odinga, 72. Experts said the judgement would reverberate across a continent that is slowly moving away from a history of strongmen and towards democracy. In a televised address to the nation, Kenyatta, whose deputy William Ruto stood next to him, said he respected the decision even though he disagreed with it. Kenya, a U.S. ally in the fight against Islamists and East Africa's biggest economy, is a trade gateway for the region. But it has a history of disputed votes, which can send shockwaves through the region and beyond.

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Kenyatta urges for calm after Supreme Court ruling

Friday, September 01, 2017 - 01:14