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Kenya Supreme Court Upholds Election of William Ruto

Chief Justice Martha Koome said the decision was unanimous.

David Indeje is Khusoko’s Digital Editor, covering East African markets.
William Samoei Ruto

The Kenyan Supreme Court judges on Monday unanimously upheld the election of Deputy President William Ruto as president-elect as declared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

Chief Justice Martha Koome said the decision was unanimous. Justice Koome said that the court issued a summary and then gives the full judgment after 21 days.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman, Mr Chebukati, on 15th August 2022, declared Ruto of Kenya Kwanza won with 7,176,141 million votes (50.49%) against 6,942,930 million (48.85%) for his rival Raila Odinga.

The other contestants in the race, George Wajackoyah of Roots Party and David Mwaure of Agano Party, got 61,969 and 31,987 votes, respectively.

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On the other hand, Raila Odinga said he respects the Supreme Court’s decision not to uphold his challenge to the announced results of the presidential election.

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David Indeje is Khusoko’s Digital Editor, covering East African markets.

In my role as Community Engagement Editor For Khusoko, I care about our audience. engaging them, getting news delivered to them across a variety of platforms, and expanding the diversity of voices on our website.

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