LIVE: Supreme Court rules on Kenya elections
Kenya’s Supreme Court judges led by Chief Justice, David Maraga (C) attend the start of proceedings on August 27, 2017 in Nairobi as the Supreme Court hearing case lodged by opposition leader challenging the results of this month’s presidential election. / AFP PHOTO
Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s Supreme Court will rule today on whether last month’s presidential election, which the opposition claims was riddled with irregularities, will be annulled or upheld.
Opposition candidate Raila Odinga, 72, alleged fraud and took his complaints to the seven Supreme Court judges, and some Kenyans fear renewed protests if he loses his attempt to overturn the result.
It is the third time in a row that Odinga has cried foul, after claiming he was cheated out of rightful victories in 2007 and 2013.
The disputed 2007 election led to politically motivated ethnic violence in which over 1,100 people were killed. In 2013 Odinga took his grievances to court and lost.