British Prime Minister Teresa May with President Uhuru Kenyatta during a past visit. PHOTO | FILEBritish Prime Minister Teresa May with President Uhuru Kenyatta during a past visit. PHOTO | FILE
By NAIROBI NEWS REPORTER

Britain became the first country to congratulate President Uhuru Kenyatta after his victory was upheld by the Supreme Court on Monday.

United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson sent his country’s message in a phone call to Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed.

The Presidential Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU) said that South Sudan, Uganda and Bangladesh also sent their congratulatory messages.

PSCU relayed the messages through Twitter.

On Monday, the Supreme Court upheld president Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory following the October 26 election.

In a summary judgment read by Chief Justice David Maraga, the six judges unanimously said the two petitions, filed by former assistant minister Harun Mwau and another by Njonjo Mue and Khelef Khalifa, were not merited.

“The court has unanimously determined that the petitions are not merited,” Justice Maraga said.