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Supreme Court Upholds Ruto’s Kenya Presidential Election Win

  • Judges find no evidence of rigging, manipulation of results
  • Ruling is a major step toward ending political uncertainty
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WATCH: Kenya’s Supreme Court delivers its judgment Monday. David Malingha reports from Nairobi.Source: Bloomberg
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Kenya’s Supreme Court upheld William Ruto’s victory in last month’s presidential election, dismissing his rival Raila Odinga’s claims that the vote was marred by rigging and irregularities.

The seven-member court found no discrepancies in the vote tallies and no credible evidence that the electoral commission’s computer systems and transmission network had failed or been breached, Chief Justice Martha Koome said in an abridged ruling handed down in Nairobi, the capital, on Monday. Allegations that some citizens had been prevented from casting their votes or that ballot boxes were tampered with were unproven, she said.