Kenyan Election Review to be Announced by Supreme Court on Monday
The results are being received with massive amounts of tension due to previous poll-related violence...
The decision of Kenya’s Supreme Court on whether or not to uphold the results of the presidential election that took place last month will be announced on Monday. The results are being received with massive amounts of tension due to previous poll-related violence.
There have been three days of debate last week as lawyers represented the two candidates and rival camps of the electoral commissioners. Raila Odinga, who is making his fifth presidential bid, accused William Ruto’s narrow win of massive fraud. As it stands, four out of seven election commissioners disowned the results announced by the commission chairman.
In 2017, the Kenyan Supreme Court made history by annulling President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory over Odinga because of procedural irregularities. In a re-run, Kenyatta prevailed, but Odinga boycotted. In the clashes caused by the election that year, 100 people were killed. Tempers have mainly flared online, where Odinga and Ruto's partisans have bombarded social media with often outlandish claims and counter-claims.