After the Supreme Court upheld the win for Dr. William Ruto as the President elect, Mombasa County residents are optimistic that he will ensure inclusivity in his government.
Residents interviewed by KNA asked Ruto to deliver whatever he promised during the campaign time noting that politics are now over.
Locals have stressed on the implementation of the bottom-up economy and the return of the Mombasa port activities to the City from Naivasha as promised by the president elect.
“We have won as Kenyans whether in Raila or Ruto’s camp. We want the president elect to deliver what he promised the common citizen as per his manifesto, let it not be just politics,” said Abubakar Maganga, a resident.
Ahmed Shikuku, a businessman in Mombasa has praised the judges who participated for the wise judgment noting that the same should be replicated in future petitions.
“I know this decision was a tough one but we should know as Kenyans we are one and we should now move forward with our daily lives,” said Shikuku.
According to Douglas Mwadibo, in an election there are no losers but everyone is a winner as the leader is chosen as a representative of all Kenyans.
In the streets of Mombasa business went on as usual as residents’ maintained normalcy.
The county being an ODM stronghold received the news in a calm way with UDA supporters celebrating the victory in a peaceful way at Uhuru garden in Mombasa.
By Chari Suche