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Kenya - September 2022

Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds the presidential election result

The Kenyan Supreme Court unanimously dismissed all of the petitions challenging the outcome of the country’s presidential election. In its judgment, the court found that no evidence was produced to prove that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairperson had been part of a conspiracy to subvert the election, as had been alleged by Raila Odinga (a losing presidential candidate and one of the petitioners), and that the “illegalities and irregularities [pointed out by the petitioners] were not of such magnitude as to affect the final result of the presidential election.” The decision cleared the way for President-Elect William Ruto’s inauguration, which took place on 13 September. Raila Odinga stated that he “respected” but vehemently disagreed with the court’s decision.

Sources: Kenyan Supreme Court, The East African (1), The East African (2), Twitter

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