Kenyan Supreme Court Dismisses Election Petition, Upholding Kenyatta’s Re-Election


Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month’s repeat presidential vote.

Chief Justice David Maraga, announcing the verdict of all six of the judges, said the court dismissed the two legal challenges to the Oct. 26 vote.

The court in September nullified the August presidential election over irregularities and ordered a new vote held last month. It was the first time a court in Africa has overturned a presidential election.

 Opposition leader Raila Odinga, whose legal challenge led to the nullification, boycotted the repeat election. He is now asking for international intervention as violent protests continue.

Dozens of people have been killed in clashes since the August vote.

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