Supreme Court to give reasons why President Uhuru’s win was upheld
The Supreme Court of Kenya is set to give a full ruling why President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win in the October repeat election was upheld.
The full verdict will be delivered on Monday, December 11, 2017.
According to the Constitution, the highest court in the land should be provided 21 days after the reading of a summary judgement.
The bench found that the two separate petitions, that of Harun Mwau and that of Khelef Khalifa and Njonjo Mwau, failed to show that the repeat presidential election was flawed to warrant a nullification.
“The court has unanimously determined that the petitions are not merited and the final orders are that the petition by John Harun Mwau versus the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and two others as consolidated is hereby dismissed.
“The petition by Njonjo Mue and another versus the Chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and three others as consolidated is also hereby dismissed. As a consequence, the presidential election of October 26 is hereby upheld as is the election of Uhuru Kenyatta,” Chief Justice David Maraga ruled.
The bench will issue a detailed explanation addressing issues that came up during the hearing.
The judges will also explain whether the IEBC was within the law to declare Uhuru the President-elect with four counties of Nyanza having failed to vote.