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KENYA: Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta’s victory in re-run elections



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The Supreme Court in Kenya has upheld the presidential re-run election won by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The country’s apex court dismissed the case filed by the opposition, which boycotted the poll, clearing the way for the 55-year-old Kenyatta to be sworn in for a second and final term in office next week.

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The six-man panel of judges, after hearing two days of arguments, said the two petitions demanding the cancellation of the polls were “without merit”.

The Supreme Court had in August cancelled the presidential poll which was won by Kenyatta citing irregularities and mismanagement by the electoral commission, and ordered a re-run to be held within 60 days.


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