Kenya’s Supreme Court docket has upheld the victory of former deputy president William Ruto within the August 9 presidential election, after ruling on plenty of petitions introduced by his closest challenger Raila Odinga.
The unanimous verdict was delivered by Martha Koome, chair of the seven-member courtroom on Monday.
“We declare the election of the president-elect to be legitimate,” she stated.
On August 15, Ruto had been declared winner of the poll by Wafula Chebukati, head of the Impartial Electoral and Boundaries Fee (IEBC) with 50.49% of the vote to Odinga’s 48.85%.
In a dramatic cut up simply earlier than the announcement of the outcomes, 4 of the seven commissioners disowned the outcome.
However Koome stated on Monday that “aside from their eleventh-hour denunciation of the verification course of…the 4 commissioners haven’t proven any proof that the election was compromised”