The Kenyan Supreme Court has on Monday upheld October’s election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
He won the election which was boycotted by the main opposition party.
While handing down the verdict on behalf of six judges, Chief Justice David Maraga said: “The court has unanimously determined that the petitions are not merited.”
The country’s opposition party had called for the annulment of the elections held in August. They pointed out that it was marred by “irregularities and illegalities.”
Reacting to the judgment, the opposition described it as done under “duress.”
Mixed Reactions Trail Verdict On Kenyatta
Similarly, several civil society groups had called for the annulment of the poll.
They argued that the electoral body disobeyed the law as it did not call for fresh nominations.
Already, opposition supporters have trooped to the streets to protest against the Supreme Court’s decision.
Kenyatta’s supporters have also rolled out the drums in celebration.