October’s repeat poll, which was boycotted by Odinga and won by Kenyatta with 98 percent of the votes, was ordered by the Supreme Court after it annulled the previous results of an August election over irregularities.

All six judges sitting on this case said that the petitions filed to the court to cancel the results of the rerun of the presidential election had no merit.

The presidential contender Raila Odinga had pulled out of the polls after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission refused to effect his irreducible minimums where he had called for reforms after the August 8th nullification of presidential election.

The Commission was unable to hold elections in four counties, Siaya, Migori, Kisumu and Homabay which are strongholds for Raila due insecurity, violence and other related issues.

The petitioners argued that failure by the IEBC to carry out election in the 25 constituencies was unconstitutional and that the voter turn-out was so low such that it cannot be said that those who came out to cast their votes, represented the whole country.

The ruling now paves way for President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta to be sworn in next week on Tuesday according to the constitution.


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