The Supreme Court of Kenya has upheld President-elect William Ruto's victory in the August 9 presidential election.
This follows a week-long legal battle at the court after Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition Raila Odinga and his deputy Martha Karua filed a petition to challenge Ruto's victory in the recent election.
The seven-judge bench led by Chief Justice Martha Koome delivered the judgement on the petition on Monday at 12 pm according to the announcement that was earlier made by the court's registrar Letizia Wachira.
According to the Supreme Court judges, they made a unanimous decision on the Presidential Election Petition.
"The Presidential Election Petition number, E005 of 2022 as consolidated with the Presidential Election Petition numbers E001,2,3,47 and 8 of 2022 are hereby dismissed," Koome read.
"As a consequence. We declare the election of the fast respondent as president-elect to be valid under article 143 of the Constitution. This being a matter cutting across the public, we order that each party do bear their own costs."
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