My government will serve all without discrimination

Saturday March 30 2013

By UHURU KENYATTA

As you are aware, the Supreme  Court earlier this evening delivered its verdict on the matter of the petition challenging my election as the Fourth President of the Republic of Kenya.

As the Jubilee Coalition, we  welcome and respect the verdict of the Judges.

Following the upholding of the  electoral outcome as announced by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission,  I wish to assure all Kenyans that  the ruling of the Supreme Court is  not a victory of the Jubilee Coalition  and its partners.

Rather, the ruling is a victory for all  Kenyans who turned up on the  4th of March this year to undertake  a civic duty by participating in a democratic process that is  crucial to the continued good  governance of our country.

I want to assure all Kenyans,  including those who did not vote  for the Jubilee Coalition, and  indeed even those who challenged  the validity of my election, that my  Government will work with, and  serve all Kenyans without any  discrimination whatsoever.

I assure Kenyans that our  government will be as inclusive as  possible and will reflect the face of  our great country.

Personally, I sincerely thank  my brother Hon. Raila Odinga for  wishing us well and reach out to  him and our other worthy  competitors to join us so that we can  work together in the interest of the  wellbeing of our people.

I call upon all Kenyans from across the entire political divide to now rise above the partisanship  of the recent electoral contest  and join hands in building our  country.

Let us all renew our sense of nationhood and let us all rededicate ourselves to building a united country at peace  with itself.

I call upon religious and civil society leaders to continue playing their role in the process of national healing that is needed after a heated electoral contest.

To all wananchi, I urge you all to accept that the elections are over and we must now continue living together as members of one family.

Let us rise above the differences of the electoral period and continue coexisting peacefully as brothers and sisters.

Above all, let us all continue to pray for peace in our country.

Finally, I take this opportunity to congratulate the Judges of the Supreme Court for delivering a verdict under extremely  constrained timelines.

I also congratulate all counsels for the able representation of all parties involved in the petition.

Thank you and God bless Kenya, our people and our institutions.

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