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Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta election win

Supreme court has confirmed President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta and Vice-President elect William Ruto

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday dismissed two petitions to overturn the country’s October 26 presidential election re-run, validating the poll victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“The court has unanimously determined that the petitions are not merited. As a consequence, the presidential election of 26 October is hereby upheld as is the election of the third respondent,” said Chief Justice David Maraga, referring to Kenyatta.

The ruling paves the way for Kenyatta to be sworn in on November 28, bringing to a close what has been a divisive and bloody election process.

Maraga had in September annulled an August 8 election due to “irregularities and illegalities”, in a historic decision hailed across the globe as an opportunity to deepen Kenyan democracy.

But the ruling only deepened acrimony, sparking further protests as opposition leader Raila Odinga decided to boycott the October vote — handing Kenyatta a 98 percent victory.

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  1. My friend Odinga why did you challenge an election process you did not participate in? Since you are unemployed now go home and try to find another job to do. We are lots of Africans here who are unemployed and it should not have to make you feel that it is the end of the world for you and your family!

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