The Supreme Court has upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in the October 26 poll. The summary ruling was made on Monday 10 am by the six-judge bench led by Chief Justice David Maraga.

In his judgment, Maraga stated that the petitions were not merited and were thus dismissed. The two presidential election petitions were filed by former Kilome MP Harun Mwau and activists Njonjo Mue and Khelef Khalifa.

Mwau’s petition which listed IEBC, Chairman Wafula Chebukati and President Kenyatta stated that IEBC’s failure to allow parties to conduct fresh primaries before the repeat polls denied those who wanted to contest the election an opportunity to do so.

The former MP also attached a ruling declaring United Democratic Party presidential candidate Cyrus Jirongo bankrupt hence arguing he was unqualified to run for the Presidency.

Mue and Khalifa’s petition stated that IEBC flouted constitutional provisions in the fresh poll by gazetting strangers on the ballot paper and including National Super Alliance (NASA) candidate Raila Odinga in the presidential race despite his withdrawal.

The Court, however, rejected a paupers' application by George Bush and John Chengo on grounds that it did not meet the required threshold. The Supreme Court also declined to admit the report on scrutiny of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) result forms by the petitioners.

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