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Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has announced a “unanimous decision” by Kenya’s Supreme Court that Uhuru Kenyatta was duly elected as President-elect of the country following the election held on March 4.
The Supreme Court has rejected all petitions challenging the election of Uhura Kenyatta as President of Kenya and William Ruto as his Deputy President.
The Supreme Court ruled that the election had been held in compliance with the laws of the Republic of Kenya and was “free and fair”.
The court also ruled that rejected votes should not have been included in the calculation for deciding the percentage of votes achieved by each candidate.
The Supreme Court has stated that a detailed ruling providing the reasons for their decisions will be made public within 14 days.
Each party was ordered to bear their own costs in the case.
Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto will be sworn in as President and Deputy-President of Kenya on 9 April, 2013
More press coverage:
Bloomberg – Kenya Supreme Court Upholds Kenyatta’s Presidential Vote Win
Financial Times – Kenya court upholds Kenyatta victory in presidential election
BBC – Kenya Supreme Court upholds Uhuru Kenyatta election win