Watch: Rachel Ruto leads praise and worship in Karen after Supreme Court verdict
Rachel Ruto, spouse to President-elect Dr William Ruto was leading the team in singing praise and worship songs immediately after the Supreme Court rendered its final verdict.
Their residence in Karen house was filled by the Kenya Kwanza Alliance elected leaders who joined in worship.
Rachel sang, “You are alpha and omega” song, and was seen through a circulating video hugging her husband.
Immediately, the team burst into celebrations.
Watch the celebration session below.
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Rachel also congratulated her husband in a tweet.
“Congratulations Bill my love. God has done it. I am proud of you! May He give you the grace & wisdom to lead Kenya into greatness! You were born & destined for this! Heb 10:23 Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm for God can be trusted to keep His promise.”
The court dismissed the petition that was seeking to nullify the win of the President-elect for failing to table enough evidence.
In its judgment that was read by Chief Justice Martha Koome, the court was not persuaded that the technology deployed by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) failed the standard of Article 86(a) of the Constitution on integrity, verifiability, security and transparency.
Also, the court ruled that there was no credible evidence presented to the court to establish there was any interference with the uploading and transmission of Forms 34A from the polling station to the IEBC public portal.
“The Court found that there was no difference between the Forms 34A uploaded on the IEBC public portal with those received at the National Tallying Centre, and those issued to the candidates’ agents at the Polling Stations,” CJ Koome said.
As to whether there were unexplainable discrepancies between the votes cast for Presidential candidates and other elective positions, the court found that there was a plausible explanation for the vote differential on account of the categories of voters who only vote for the President, such as prisoners and Kenyans in the diaspora, as well as stray votes.
Also, the court dismissed the petition alleging that the President-elect was declared without attaining the 50 plus one per cent of the total votes cast.
This now paves way for the swearing-in of Dr Ruto.
The supporters of Dr Ruto and his running mate Rigathi Gachagua are still celebrating, even as the leaders continue to congratulate the two.