Sunday, February 18, 2018
   
Text Size

Site Search powered by Ajax

Supreme Court upholds Uhuru Kenyatta's victory

Kenya's Supreme Court has upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in a rerun vote that was held in October.

Kenya's Supreme Court

Kenya's Supreme Court has unanimously upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's election victory in a rerun vote that was held in October. 

Opposition candidate Raila Odinga had said the results of the first election were invalid and challenged the processes of the second vote - eventually pulling out of the second race. 

Following Monday's ruling, opposition supporters are expected to hold rallies against it and Kenyatta is expected to be sworn on November 28.

Riots and violence

Days of violence and protests against Kenyatta have led to deaths in Nairobi.

The opposition claims that authorities have been using "armed militia and live bullets" to disperse supporters.

October's repeat poll, which was boycotted by Odinga and won by Kenyatta with 98 percent of the votes, was ordered by the Supreme Court after it annulled the results of an August election over irregularities.

Kenyatta called the case against the rerun of the presidential election a waste of time.

Odinga, in return, vowed to embark on a political campaign in Kenya to "restore democracy in the country", and called for a "resistance movement" to protest against the results.


blog comments powered by Disqus

Subscribe via RSS or Email:

Ethiopia declares state of emergenc...

Read More

Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as South A...

Read More

Ethiopia prime minister Hailemariam...

Read More

ANC's Cyril Ramaphosa elected presi...

Read More

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan T...

Read More

DRC violence risks 'spreading' as 2...

Read More

Global_News

People allegedly paid to attend meeting on sanctioning Qatar, organised by the Saudi-led bloc in Munich.

Read More

Donation

Thanks to all of our supporters for your generosity and your encouragement of an independent press!

Enter Amount:

Featured_Author

Login






Login reminder Forgot login?

Subscribe to MWC News Alert

Email Address

Subscribe in a reader Facebok page Twitter page

Week in Pictures

From snowfall to sunshine

Palestinians hold 'day of rage'