Uhuru’s supporters in dance and ululations along Thika Road

Monday November 20 2017

Jubilee supporters Roysambu roundabout

Jubilee supporters dance at the Roysambu roundabout along Thika Road on November 20, 2017 after the Supreme Court upheld President Kenyatta's October 26 victory. PHOTO | COLLINS OMULO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By COLLINS OMULO
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It was song, dance and ululations along Thika Road as Jubilee supporters poured into the road to celebrate the Supreme Court decision upholding the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Hundreds of Mr Kenyatta’s supporters of all ages thronged the busy highway dressed in the party’s red T-shirts singing and chanting “Uhuru-Ruto tano tena” and “mkate ni mmoja” as they lined various stops along the road expressing their satisfaction with the ruling.

The busy highway came to life as boda boda riders took over the road with blazing sirens and honking as other motorists fitted their cars with both Jubilee and the Kenyan flag as the celebratory mood engulfed the jubilant supporters.

RED

The highway was turned red as a mammoth crowd of the supporters, led by former Kasarani MP John Njoroge Chege, marched in a procession that started from as far as Githurai to the city centre to join other ecstatic supporters who had already kicked off their celebrations in Nairobi.

At the Roysambu roundabout, the supporters gathered and danced to the popular mugithi music tunes serenading them from a huge caravan bus written Roysambu Constituency and which had posters of both President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.

Children, the youth and the old put aside their age differences to enjoy the moment with grace as the music kept on blaring.

“This is a very serene moment for us. UhuRuto are back in power again even after their victory was taken away by the Supreme Court in August. I am happy,” shouted an excited Mary Wanjiru as she danced to the deafening music.

At Githurai stage, the same scenario was witnessed as the residents braved a drizzle to take part in a celebratory dance as a group of young people prayed in thanksgiving to God for the “eventual victory of their beloved President”.