Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in a contentious repeat poll that was boycotted by the opposition.
In a unanimous decision, the court dismissed the challenge by human rights activists who had argued that last month’s election was not conducted according to the law.
“There is no perfect election; there will always be errors in elections, but you cannot invalidate the election unless those errors affect the outcome,” Githu Muigai, the country’s Attorney-General said.
The Court had in September nullified the August presidential election over irregularities and ordered a fresh one which was held last month but was boycotted by the opposition party led by Mr Raila Odinga whose challenge led to the initial nullification.
Odinga has however said he was not surprised with Monday’s ruling as according to him, the court’s decision was administered under duress and asked for international intervention as violent protests rage on in the country.