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Supreme court judgement on Uhurus' Petitions Shared out.

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The Supreme Court of Kenya has finnaly revealed that it rejected the presidential petitions by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and civil society activists on the account of lack of sufficient evidence.
The detailed judgment was issued on Monday,citing that the evidence did not affect the outcome of the election.

The six judge bench ascertained that the petitioners did not show that Uhuru Kenyatta had not attained the constitutional threshold of being declared winner.


In the March 4 General election the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared Kenyatta as President-elect, with 6,173,433 votes while Odinga, who came second position had 5,340,546 votes.

The judges also argued out that there was no possibility that the conduct of the election would have been perfect and that the weakness of the process did not distort the will of the people.


That court affirmed that IEBC was correct to revert to the manual systems of tallying and voter identification after the Electronic Voter Identification Devices (EVID) and the Result Transmission System (RTS) failed as there was no other rational retreat.

According to the Court, the Commission should however take urgent steps in backing up voter information captured during the registration process.


On the questions of tallying, the court was unanimous that such was the mandate of the IEBC and that it was up to the commission to decide how best to do it while incorporating stakeholders in the process.


On the Voter Register the Court said that the Civil Society activist,Gladwell Otieno, Rajan, and Mr. Raila Odinga, failed to show that the voters’ register as compiled and used, was in any way in breach of the law, or compromised the voters’ electoral rights.
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