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Uhuru Kenyatta to Swear-in Next Week

by Jean de la Croix Tabaro
12:21 pm

President Uhuru Kenyatta is scheduled to take oath of office on Tuesday November 28th

The Kenyan Supreme Court has upheld the October repeat presidential elections and scheduled Uhuru Kenyatta’s swearing-in on Tuesday Nov 28th.

The Supreme Court announced this development on Monday after dismissing two allegations that challenged the repeat polls.

Six judges unanimously refuted the allegations according to Chief Justice David Maraga.

“As a consequence, the presidential election of 26th of October is hereby upheld,” Maraga was quoted as saying.

On October 30th, Kenyatta won the repeat presidential election with 98 percent of the vote, though opposition supporters staged a boycott and prevented polls from opening in several counties.

Accoring to the Supreme Court, the petitioners who include the opposition leader Raila Odinga and his National Super Aliance(NASA) had argued that the repeat polls be cancelled because the electoral commission did not seek fresh nominations after the August 8th polls were invalidated.

They also said, vote cannot be accepted as conducted national wide while in some counties they did not take place.

Statistics that were released by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) while proclaiming election results on October 30th showed that 266 out of 291 constituencies participated in the fresh election held on October 26th.

The constituencies in the West of the country which is a stronghold of opposition leader Raila Odinga did not allow polls to take place.

Kenya supreme 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