President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election Upheld

Chief Justice David Maraga, his Deputy Philomena Mwilu and Justice JB Ojwang' at the supreme court chambers. photo:file

Nairobi,KENYA:The supreme court has upheld president Uhuru Kenyatta’s re election in the the October 26 poll.

The Summary ruling was made by chief Justice David Maraga and six bench judges on Monday.

Maraga in his judgement stated that the two petitions were not merited and were thus dismissed.

“As a consequence the presidential election of the 26th of October is hereby upheld” Chief Justice David Maraga read out the ruling.

The two presidential election petition were filed by former Kilome member of parliament Harum mwau and activists Njonjo Mue and Khelef Khalifa.

In Mwau petition,he accused IEBC for failing to conduct a fresh election by first doing presidential nomination thus denying those who wanted to contest the election an opportunity to do so.

On the second petition filed by Mue and Khalifas’ they stated that IEBC failed to follow the constitution provisions in fresh poll by gazetting strangers on the ballot papers and including National Super Alliance NASA candidates Raila Odinga in the presidential race despite his withdrawal.

The supreme court also declined to admit the report on scrutiny of independent electorate and boundaries commission IEBC result forms by the petitioners.

Following Supreme Court ruling, now president elect Uhuru Kenyatta,will be expected to be sworn in on Tuesday the 28 November.