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Both Karua and Raila said they disagree with the Supreme Court verdict but they will respect the decision.

Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance presidential running mate Martha Karua has shared a message to their supporters across the country following the Supreme Court verdict that upheld the victory of William Ruto as President-elect.

In her message, Karua expressed gratitude to their supporters for standing with them through thick and thin.

"For those who stood with us, thank you for your courage, fight and patriotism. Thank you for standing with us," she tweeted.

In her submission immediately the Supreme Court ruled on the petitions filed against Ruto's win, Karua expressed her disagreement with the verdict.

Supreme Court Uphold William Ruto's win. PHOTO | COURTESY

She however said that they will respect the decision of the court.

Azimio leader Raila Odinga also disagreed with ruling but at the same time conceded defeat.

In their unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of Kenya Unanimously dismissed petitions challenging Ruto's victory.

The seven-judge bench ruled that the outgoing Deputy President was validly elected as president and the elections conducted by the IEBC were in conformity with the law.

Reading the verdict on Monday, Chief Justice Martha Koome said Ruto garnered 50 percent plus one vote cast.

In the August 9 presidential results, Ruto polled 7,176,141 (50.49 per cent) to secure the 50 per cent plus one required to win the presidency in the first round.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairperson Wafula Chebukati said the Supreme Court verdict on the presidential petition had vindicated the commission.