The repeat presidential election🗳 was free, fair and transparent and low voter turnout is not a basis for invalidation, the Supreme Court has said.
Chief Justice David Maraga led 6⃣ judges in giving details of their declaration that President Uhuru Kenyatta was duly elected. Maraga 🔈 they upheld the October 26 poll as it met the constitutional threshold and that Uhuru was declared winner in line with Article 138 (4) of the constitution.
The judges also denied they were intimidated by President Uhuru Kenyatta's utterances after they nullified the results of the August 8 presidential election🗳
The court earlier said Raila's pullout had no impact as it was "mere intention". After the Supreme Court's determination, Uhuru and Deputy President William Ruto were sworn-in on November 28.
The top court also said 2⃣ key petitions📝 against Uhuru's win were dismissed as they lacked merit and that each party would bear its own costs. The petitions were by former Kilome MP Harun Mwau and chairmen Njonjo Mue (International Commission of Jurists) and Khelef Khalifa (Muslims for Human Rights).
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