President Uhuru Kenyatta issued a statement on Monday following the conclusion of the Presidential Election Petition by the Supreme Court of Kenya.

The outgoing president in his statement noted that when he was sworn in as Kenya’s president, he made a pledge to uphold the rule of law and decisions made by the judiciary.

Uhuru committed to executing the orders of the Supreme Court to the latter while disclosing that the process to hand over power had already begun on August 10, 2022.

“When I was sworn in, as your president, I made a pledge to the country. A pledge to uphold the rule of law and the decisions made by the judiciary on all matters appertaining to our governments,” Uhuru said.

“Today the Supreme Court made a ruling on the presidential dispute upholding the results announced by the independent electoral and boundaries commission from the 15th of August 2022 and in keeping to the pledge that I made to, uphold the rule of law. When I took the oath of office commit to executing the orders of this court, to the latter.”

"The process of handing over is in progress through the assumption of office committee, which actually had already begun its work as of August 10th, 2022 and indeed it is. My intention to oversee, a smooth transition, to the next administration, and all the necessary orders, to facilitate this process have already been issued," Uhuru added.

Uhuru appealed to Kenyans to respect institutions and to put them under scrutiny constantly, as that is their civic duty to hold such institutions to account.

“I urge the country to respect the institutions that midwife our new leaders and in doing so I also urge citizens to constantly put them under scrutiny for this is the civic duty of every single Kenya and particular this civic duty requires. Every citizen to constantly put the truth presented by constitutional institutions to test and they must test them for coherence but also of correspondence,” Uhuru said.

“They must constantly scrutinize the coherence of the truth given by these institutions and to ask themselves whether the truth has been coherent from one election to another. Has there been a consistent pattern that is acceptable to our democratic ethos? We must ask ourselves is it about numbers or is it about process? Which of these two is it and can institutions rule one way in one election and another way in another election without scrutiny? I do invite you Kenyans to keep visual and indeed to hold all institutions to account.”

Uhuru also took that moment to thank Kenyans for holding peaceful election and for giving him the opportunity to serve them

In the same breath, the outgoing president wished all the victors in the recent election,” Uhuru said.