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Kenya Supreme Court unanimously upholds Ruto’s election as president

Kenya Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the election of Deputy President William Ruto as president of the country.

The September 5 ruling by the 7-member court concludes a 14-day election petition that was challenging the outcome of the August 9 General Election.

With the ruling by the Chief Justice Martha Koome-led court, all is set for Ruto to be sworn in as president on September 13.

Outgoing deputy-president and president-elect, William Ruto, was on August 15 elected fifth president of Kenya with 50.49% of the valid votes from the August 9 election, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, IEBC announced.

He won his first run for the top job, beating former prime minister Raila Odinga who ran for the fifth time. Odinga got 48.5% of the vote.

 

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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