Kenyan Supreme Court has affirmed the electoral victory of William Ruto in the country’s presidential election held in August.
Truetells Nigeria reports that the court’s ruling was announced on Monday morning (today), 5th September 2022, in Nairobi after a unanimous decision of the justices.
The Kenyan electoral body had announced Ruto as president-elect after satisfying the electoral requirements of the East African country.
Ruto polled 50.49 percent of the total votes cast (7,176,141) to defeat his closest rival, ex-Prime Minister Raila Odinga who polled 48.85 percent (6,942,930) of votes cast.
Mr. Ruto also achieved the minimum 25 percent of votes in 39 counties.
However, Mr. Odinga rejected the results alleging irregularities and went to court as a result.
Four of the seven electoral commission members also refused to authenticate the result.
In its unanimous judgment, the apex court dismissed the petition by the opposition leader, Raila Odinga against Ruto’s electoral victory.
The Chief Justice, Martha Koome, read the judgment on behalf of other justices