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Supreme Court Begins Hearing Challenge to Kenya Election Outcome

  • Vote marred by irregularities, opposition leader Odinga says
  • Electoral commission denies its computer systems were hacked
Raila Odinga

Raila Odinga

Photographer: Michele Spatari/Bloomberg

Kenya’s Supreme Court began hearing oral evidence in a lawsuit that aims to overturn the results of this month’s elections.

Raila Odinga, who failed to secure the presidency on his fifth attempt, petitioned the court to nullify William Ruto’s win, alleging there were massive irregularities that compromised the integrity of the Aug. 9 vote. While official results released by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission on Aug. 15 show Ruto secured 50.5% support and Odinga 48.8%, the opposition leader said no candidate garnered the outright majority needed for victory.