Supreme Court confirms election of Uhuru Kenyatta

Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta has just been confirmed validly elected as president by the Supreme Court.

Earlier this month runner-up Raila Odinga had filed a petition challenging the declaration of Mr. Kenyatta as winner of the presidential election.

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Mr. Kenyatta will be sworn in on April 9th.

The unanimous court decision was delivered in under twelve minutes shortly after 5 PM. The Chief Justice promised a detailed ruling within two weeks.

Following the court decision Mr. Odinga held a press conference and accepted the ruling, after which he wished Mr. Kenyatta well.

Most Kenyans breathed a sigh of relief after the orderly conclusion of this year’s presidential election contest.

A post mortem of the election and why exactly Odinga lost coming soon….

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