Kenyan Supreme Court upholds Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election

The Kenyan Supreme Court this morning upheld the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta as that country’s President.

Kenyan businessman and former member of parliament Harun Mwau filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging last month’s presidential election, won by President Kenyatta with 98 per cent of the vote.

Mwau argued that the election commission violated the law by failing to call for fresh nominations after the Supreme Court nullified the results of the first poll in August.

“This renders the elections held on October 26 invalid as they were conducted in an unconstitutional, irregular, illegal manner and in flagrant disobedience of the courts directions,” Mwau stated.

The main opposition leader, Raila Odinga, boycotted the re-run, saying the vote was not free and fair.

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