Embakasi East member of parliament Babu Owino has called upon his rivals to join him in delivering to the people of Embakasi shortly after the court upheld his election on Friday morning.
Releasing his presser in Nairobi, the vocal ODM MP who has been battling a petition filed by his rival Francis Mureithi of Jubilee Party has urged his opponents to embrace the spirit of handshake as propelled by Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta.
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“I also call upon my competitors to join me in delivering the promises we all promised the electorate. Let’s embrace the spirit of the handshake and join the President H.E Uhuru Kenyatta and Rt. Hon Raila Odinga in realizing the Big Four agenda,” Said Owino.
Owino has also thanked all who have supported him in winning the tough battle.
“I’d like to thank all who supported and firmly stood with me in this including my able lawyers led by Cde James Orengo, Jackson Awele, Mr Odhiambo and Edwin Sifuna, my lovely wife mama Fridah Ongili, family members, friends, patriots from all corners of this great nation and the always supportive Embakasi East constituents,” Posted Owino on his facebook page.
On his part, Francis Mureithi has called upon his supporters to be calm as his lawyers go through the Judgement.
“I want to appreciate my supporters for the continued support and prayers. Let’s stay calm and give my able lawyers time to go through the judgement that was delivered today. I shall announce my next course of action early next week,” Posted Mureithi.
Three judges of the Court of Appeal overturned a High Court judgement nullifying the Orange Democratic Movement MP’s win.
In their decision, Justices Mohammed Warsame, Daniel Musinga and Kathurima M’Inoti said the nullification of the results on account of recount and scrutiny was not founded in law.