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Supreme Court upholds Uhuru Kenyatta's victory

Kenya's Supreme Court has upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in a rerun vote that was held in October.

Kenya's Supreme Court

Kenya's Supreme Court has unanimously upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's election victory in a rerun vote that was held in October. 

Opposition candidate Raila Odinga had said the results of the first election were invalid and challenged the processes of the second vote - eventually pulling out of the second race. 

Following Monday's ruling, opposition supporters are expected to hold rallies against it and Kenyatta is expected to be sworn on November 28.

Riots and violence

Days of violence and protests against Kenyatta have led to deaths in Nairobi.

The opposition claims that authorities have been using "armed militia and live bullets" to disperse supporters.

October's repeat poll, which was boycotted by Odinga and won by Kenyatta with 98 percent of the votes, was ordered by the Supreme Court after it annulled the results of an August election over irregularities.

Kenyatta called the case against the rerun of the presidential election a waste of time.

Odinga, in return, vowed to embark on a political campaign in Kenya to "restore democracy in the country", and called for a "resistance movement" to protest against the results.


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