Chief Justice Martha Koome has spoken for the first time about the presidential election petition ruling that upheld the election of William Ruto as the President-elect of Kenya.

Koome spoke on Wednesday during a funeral service of her aunt at the MCK Muiteria Church in North Imenti.

She said the judgement was for the sake of the independence of institutions such as the Judiciary and the judgement was arrived at because of God.

“This was for the sake of independence of institutions, especially the Judiciary. It was not due to our might or power as a court but because of the faithful God that we serve,” Koome said.

On Monday, the seven-judge bench unanimously upheld Ruto’s election after the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua moved to the Supreme Court to challenge Ruto’s victory.

According to Raila and his Azimio team, the election was marred by electoral malpractices