Supreme Court Presidential Ruling Sends Kisumu into frenzy
Residents across Kisumu County went into a frenzy following the Supreme
Court ruling that nullified the August 8 Presidential election.
The residents poured into major trading centers including Muhoroni,
Katito and Ahero in song and dance immediately the Supreme Court Judge
David Maraga pronounced the court decision that upheld the petition
presented by the National Super Alliance challenging the election of
President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Thousands of the opposition supporters thronged the markets and lined
along the Kisii-Kisumu Highway chanting songs in praise of NASA leader
Raila and the Supreme Court Judge David Maraga.
The celebrations brought business activities in most of the towns to
a standstill for several hours with transport along the busy Kisumu-Nairobi
Highway reduced to a snarl at several stops for the better part of the day.
However, in a stark break from the past, no major
incidences of hooliganism were reported except a few of the
youths attempting dangerous stints on the pull-bars of passing
vehicles as the police either stayed away from the celebrations
or kept watch from a distance.
“We are happy that today brings to an end a very uncertain duration
for Kenyans from the time the Presidential vote was disputed and we
are very excited that the row has now been resolved,” beamed Joel
Oloo, a resident of Awasi.
At Ahero, the celebration hyped into a street carnival full with
blaring disco music with the talented dancers taking to the dais even
as many other residents went on with their activities uninterrupted.
Many of the residents however remained unequivocal on the need for
peace as they heaped more accolades on the Nasa lawyers led by Senior
Council James Orengo with Judge Maraga instantly transformed into a
By Milton Onyango