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Kenya Supreme Court releases full election ruling
Publish Date: Apr 16, 2013
Kenya Supreme Court releases full election ruling
Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in as the fourth president of Kenya. PHOTO/AFP
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Details of the recent judgment by the Kenyan Supreme Court that Uhuru Kenyatta was duly elected have been released in Nairobi today (Tuesday).  

Raila Odinga failed to prove that Uhuru Kenyatta fell short of getting the required votes to qualify as President-elect.

The judges said, " We have considered the evidence which came by way of depositions, and which was vigorously canvassed by the parties.

"In summary, the evidence, in our opinion, does not disclose any profound irregularity in the management of the electoral process, nor does it gravely impeach the mode of participation in the electoral process by any of the candidates who offered himself or herself before the voting public.

"It is not evident, on the facts of this case, that the candidate declared as the President-elect had not obtained the basic vote-threshold justifying his being declared as such."

"We will, therefore, disallow the Petition, and uphold the Presidential- election results as declared by IEBC on 9th March, 2013."

Kenyan supreme court ruling on case against Kenyatta's victory by The New Vision

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