Kenya: top court rejects poll results challenge and confirms Ruto's Victory

Kenya: top court rejects poll results challenge and confirms Ruto’s Victory

Kenyan Supreme Court dismissed several opposition petitions to overturn the August 9 election result, ruling that William Ruto was properly elected president.

Eternal opponent Raila Odinga and others had alleged that massive fraud, including tampering with results forms, had taken place.

“The court dismissed the eight petitions challenging the election result. It found some were based on forged documents and “sensational information,” Chief Justice Martha Koome said in a unanimous decision on behalf of the seven judges.

“No credible evidence that the electronic voting transmission system had been tampered with by a middle man was presented,” she said.

The Court then dismisses the opposition’s challenge and confirms William Ruto’s victory.

Mr Ruto elected with 50.5% of the vote will be sworn in as the country’s fifth president next week.

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