KENYA SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS UHURU KENYATTA POLL WIN

 

Kenya’s Supreme Court has upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in last month’s election re-run, which was boycotted by the main opposition.

Judges dismissed two petitions challenging the poll, opening the way for Mr Kenyatta to be inaugurated for a second term next week.

The opposition said the ruling had been given under “duress”, and it would not recognise the new government.

Mr Kenyatta won with 98% of the vote with turnout at 39%.

The poll was held after the Supreme Court annulled elections held in August, saying the poll was marred by “irregularities and illegalities”.

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