On August 15, 2022, William Ruto was declared the winner of Kenya’s August 9, 2022, presidential election. Ruto, Kenya’s current vice president, defeated Raila Odinga, a longtime politician, democratic activist, and former prime minister. Odinga challenged the results and petitioned the Supreme Court. But the Supreme Court has confirmed Ruto as the winner of the presidential election. CNN has more on this development. Here is an excerpt from the articel by By Stephanie Busari, Bethlehem Feleke and Larry Madowo:
Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld results declaring William Ruto winner of last month’s presidential elections.
Ruto, 55, won with 50.49% of the vote against his rival Raila Odinga’s 48.85%, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced in August.
The announcement of the results then descended into chaos in an otherwise peaceful election process when four members of the electoral commission rejected them, declaring the tallying “opaque.”
Odinga, 77, also later disputed the results in the Supreme Court alleging that hackers had accessed the electoral body’s website, deducted his votes and added them to Ruto’s, among other claims of irregularities.
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