Supreme Court upholds Uhuru win
The Supreme Court has upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in a decision delivered Monday morning.
In a unanimous decision, Chief Justice David Maraga said that the two petitions by lawyer Njonjo Mue and politician Harun Mwau lacked merit.
Immediately after, Jubilee leaders inside the court were seen hugging and celebrating inside the Supreme Court.
“After the hearing the petitions we retired with only two days left to the deadline and it was impossible to write a full judgement. What we read today is a summary verdict on the issues raised in the petitions,” said CJ Maraga.
Mr Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto will be sworn in on Tuesday November 28 at the Kasarani stadium.
The election was held on October 26.
The president’s main challenger Raila odinga pulled out of the polls after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission refused to effect his irreducible minimums where he called for reforms.
He said the current commission could not deliver a free and fair election.
The commission was unable to hold election in four counties on Siaya, Migori, Kisumu and Homabay, which are strongholds of Mr Odinga.
In the vote, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati declared President Kenyatta winner of the October 26 election with 7,483,895 votes of the 7,616,217 valid votes cast.
Calculated against the 19,611,423 registered voters, turnout was 38.84 per cent.
President Kenyatta had 8,203,290 votes in the August election, 719,395 more than in last week’s poll.