The Kenya Supreme Court upheld the election victory of Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta dismissing two petitions that had been filed to invalidate the October 26. repeat poll.
Chief Justice David Maraga on Monday said by a unanimous decision the six judges observed that the petitions against the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta lacked merit and therefore, dismissed.
Chief Justice David Maraga on Monday said by a unanimous decision, “The two petitions are not merited.”
“The presidential election of Oct. 26 is hereby upheld.”
The electoral commission announced that Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto President and Deputy president-elect won with 98 percent of the vote.
A final tally of votes gave Uhuru 7,483, 895 votes (98.26 percent) according to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
Other candidates in the race: Thirdway Alliance candidate Ekuru Aukot garnered 21,333 votes, Alliance for Real Change leader Abduba Dida 14,107 votes and independent candidates Japheth Kaluyu, Michael Wainaina, Joseph Nyagah, and Cyrus Jirongo garnered 8,261, 6,007, 5,554 and 3,823 votes respectively.
The commission also said the total voter turnout was 38.84 percent of the 19.6 million registered voters.