Business came to a standstill at Kabarnet Town on Monday evening after residents and local leaders took to the streets to celebrate the declaration of Uhuru Kenyatta as president elect.
Residents thronged the streets blocking the main Kabarnet-Eldoret Highway while singing songs and chanting praises in favour of Jubilee immediately after IEBC Chairman, Wafula Chebukati made the announcement at the National Tallying Centre at Bomas of Kenya.
Bartabwa Member of County Assembly (MCA), Reuben Chepsongol stated that they had been eagerly waiting for the announcement made by IEBC chair declaring President Kenyatta as the winner of the presidential elections.
We are very happy because Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared winner, we feel like we have been liberated, said Chepsongol.
Chepsongol urged the Principals in National Super Alliance (NASA), to join Jubilee party because he says it has the interest of the people at heart.
His Kabarnet Ward counterpart, Earnest Kibet said the residents should now expect development from their leaders since the political stalemate had brought everything to a standstill.
Kibet urged the residents to coexist together in peace and continue with their businesses without discriminating against their political antagonists.
Together with the residents he took a swipe at the County’s Kenya Power officers for switching off power in the town for what he believed were efforts to prevent people from watching the declaration on television.
Kibet said it was not the first time power blackout had taken place because he claiming that they regularly miss to listen or view important national events whenever they happened.
The residents said they were happy with the announcement and called for Chief Justice, David Maraga to swear in President elect, Uhuru Kenyatta without further delay.
The residents also urged the losers not to divide the country but to wait for the next elections slated for 2022 to try again.
Source: Kenya News Agency