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SUPREME COURT OF KENYA UPHOLDS UHURU’S RE-ELECTION

By Didi Kashemwa / Published on Monday, 20 Nov 2017 11:43 AM / No Comments / 304 views

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The supreme court of Kenya, has today 20th November dismissed petitions filed by former assistant minister Harun Mwau and another by Njonjo Mue and Khelef Khalif, against incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election.

The judges unanimously decided, the petitions lacked merits, suitable to nullify the just concluded polls. Chief justice David Maraga in part announced;

“The court has unanimously determined that the petitions are not merited and the final orders are that the petition by John Harun Mwau versus the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and two others as consolidated is hereby dismissed.”

“The petition by Njonjo Mue and another versus the Chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and three others as consolidated is also hereby dismissed. As a consequence, the presidential election of October 26 is hereby upheld as is the election of Uhuru Kenyatta.”

A detailed decision of the ruling will be issued within 22 days as stipulated by the law. Uhuru Kenyatta is set to be sworn in on 28th November as per the constitution.

 

 

 

 

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