kenya supreme court: kenya awaits supreme court verdict on petition for presidential election
In a hotly contested election, Raila Odinga, the losing candidate, claims the vote was rigged in favor of William Ruto. The electoral commission and the Oga
Ruto’s lawyers refute the allegations. This is Oga Odinga’s third attempt to have the Supreme Court overturn the election results. Ruto and Odinga disagree on accepting the court’s decision on the presidential motion.
The judges base their decisions on the nine concerns that were raised for the combined motion.
How did the Kenya presidential election petition hearing end?
The legal teams of the various parties do not include their oral arguments in the petition.
Lawyers for the petitioners accuse the electoral commission of disobeying orders to open the servers for inspection during Friday’s proceedings.
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The judges take a break on Friday to compose their decisions in preparation for Monday’s highly anticipated decision.
With lawyers presenting their arguments in addition to the motion to the seven-judge bench, it marks the conclusion of a tough legal battle for the nation’s highest court.
Lawyers for Raila Odinga, the leader of the opposition, have asked the court to overturn William Ruto’s victory due to irregularities.
In their response, the defendants’ attorneys, including Oga Ruto and the election commission, presented a strong defense in their response, pleading with the court to dismiss the lawsuit.
Democrats say they will see the suit thrown out of court because there is no evidence to support the claim that the election was manipulated.
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