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Kenya's Supreme Court Confirms William Ruto As The Duly Elected President

Kenya's Supreme Court Confirms William Ruto As The Duly Elected President

Kenya’s Supreme court Monday confirmed William Ruto as the duly elected President of Kenya in a judgment over six Presidential petitions.

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga had filed a presidential election petition challenging the outcome of the August 9th poll. The electoral commission declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner with 7.1 million votes while Odinga came second with 6.9 million. 

Odinga wanted the Supreme Court to overturn the result and either declare him the winner or order a re-run.

He accused his rival of hacking the electoral body’s systems and deducting some of his votes. Both the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and Ruto deny the claims.

Kenyan Supreme Court said:

Should we be asked to nullify an election on the basis of the last-minute rapture at IEBC? This we will not do because doing so would amount to usurping the Sovereign will of the Kenyan people who voted on 9 August!

Meanwhile, president-elect William Ruto will be sworn in next week.

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47 Comments

Parasite 1 month ago

Odinga should retire from politics and start farming. He is too little political mature. Odinga and Mwonzora same same


Gaffer ✪ω✪ 1 month ago

and Chamisa also..Skhala for President

DR WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

Raila odinga some tough luck you got. Maybe better luck next time.


Mari Dzemarema 1 month ago

Ma lawyers a Odinga akarova easy money apa.The issue was simple.Not a single polling agent came out to complain that the copy of results they had was different from the one that IEBC uploaded on their portal.

Yellow Mellow 💛 1 month ago

The Economy Shall Speak for itself


spencer 1 month ago

ku Kenya any gvt bhoo bcoz the economy is still good compared to countries like Zim


Vybz Kartel 1 month ago

Exactly what will happen to Chamisa, he will lose the 2023 election ,challenge the outcome and love. 2030 Mnangagwa anenge achipo, pamberi ne ZanuPF


Horomba 1 month ago

Iwe Vybz uri tswetswe yemunhu..2030 futi talk of 2023 ndiani angavotere harahwa iyoyo inenge yakudzurwa msana . Vote young blood CCC . Kunze Green Mukati yellow.

Vybz Kartel 1 month ago

challenge the outcome and lose*


real,, dott 1 month ago

Odinga & chamisa same same havabvume defeat


King 1 month ago

am surprised by ****s who keep on saying so n so will never be president. why defend the presidency as if it's your footstool? even rapistii's harem doesn't behave like that, kumwe kusakwana soooo

Osama Bin Laden 1 month ago

Vybz na dott you are allowed to dream.. Even fools like you 2 are allowed to dream

Vybz Kartel 1 month ago

That's true and these two will never become presidents, not even in their lifetimes

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gogodera 1 month ago

Zambia Kenya kwasara Zim kuti tipinde kucanani huchi nemukaka zvakunhuwirira


Not True 1 month ago

In the Kenyan election the opposition lost.

Chikumba 1 month ago

Zviri obvious shiri inozongo dyihwa even yakaita naro sei,,,,

Ngapinde hake kufarming zvenyika hazvisi zvake chamisa


Real,,, dott 1 month ago

Opposition party wil never rule zimbabwe


Pablo Escober 1 month ago

dott ask your master Ian.Smith who once said no majority rule in a thousand years.where is he now. Since UDI how many years have gone by. UDI 1965 Independence 1980.. Are they a thousand years. Harawa yenyu won't go beyond 2023

Kalo 1 month ago

If u can't beat them join them


Beatrice 1 month ago

This is a lesson to CCC, next year you will be in the same fate. After losing the legal route modira jecha sei iro bond richi gainer ku black market. Ukarwadziwa ne ZanuPF unofa neBP. Pamberi Ne ZanuPF, pamberi na baba vedu Va Mnangagwa


King 1 month ago

Kkkkk ende makainzwa kunaka mari yekurakasha. bond richawaikwepizve ivo vaiva naro vava kumhanya kunotenga magold coin naro since it's cheaper to buy nebond rather than USD? creating high an artificial shortage so u can raise the value of something is not sustainable in the long run. you can only go as far. mosvikepi musati mabhadhara zvikereti zvenyu, zec contractors yet to be paid, just to contain inflation, kkkk

Weed 1 month ago

The Kenyan malaba is crazy.....the last minute rapture at their Zec is why the case is before them....by not considering that they are ignoring evidence thereby usurping the Sovereign will of the Kenyan people who voted on 9 August!


Rebels without a cause 1 month ago

The 4 rebels Electoral Commissiners happily announced election results until the 11th hour.They didnt have any figures to counter those provided by their Chairman.

Worzell Gummidge 1 month ago

@Weed. Good observation. Does it matter when a dispute arises. Whether it happens at the first minute or last minute does not matter. What matters are the facts of the case and the evidence presented. The judges were dodgy & evasive. They opted for nuanced circumlocution instead of assessing whether or not the evidence before them was sufficient enough to nullify the election results. The Rapture of the IEBC happened because of the malpractices & lack of transparency by the Chairperson. That is what the Supreme Court was supposed to look into.

It seems the Kenyan Supreme Court only considers William Ruto's supporters as the only ones with a sovereign will. What about the sovereign will of Raila Odinga's supporters?

I will look for the entire judgement and make a more informed opinion.

Detoxify 1 month ago

Waputeiko nhasi?

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

Tough luck for Raila Odinga and well done to His Excellency President Elect William Ruto.

It is too difficult to win an election challenge in court. I urge politicians to abandon these ideas of challenging election results in court and accept results as announced by the elections board. Politicians must fight for level ground, no intimidation, no misuse of state machinery "the army, police, judiciary and chiefs," and acceptable board which runs elections.

I humbly advise opposition political parties to campeign vigorously and win with wide margins which cause rigging or cheating difficult like what happened in Zambia last year.

I advise Mr Raila Odinga to pass the button to a new face while he sits in an advisory capacity in the opposition political parties camp. He has fought the war for about 5 times and lost. He has done his part.

[ KUTONGA MAJANA UKU. PARTY YAVA RAILA ODINGA ICHATONGAWO MANGWANA ].

[ NGAAPINDE HAKE MUKOMANA CHAMISA ].

Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


t 4 weeks ago

iriwo rotopenga warwadziwa nei musata

Worzell Gummidge 1 month ago

@Sonbwoy Mubhrakwacha. You urge politicians to abandon electoral court challenges & just accept questionable election results. Hauone wega kuti ndiko kudhunya ikoko?

Election petitions are a fail safe mechanism meant to address any grievances arising out of that election. Saka maGrievences acho anogadziriswa sei, if the aggrieved party abandons electoral challenges & just sheepishly accepts the flawed results?

We all see how the CCC is prevented from campaigning freely and how their candidates are jailed and their supporters intimidated. We all can see how ZEC is staffed with Obert Mpofu's daughter, Paul Mangwana's brother, Minister Shava's son, soldiers and CIOs. What level playing field & fair play do you expect from such a compromised Commission?

You have no right to advise anyone on anything. You have never contested in any election in your entire sordid life. Raila Odinga had 6.9 million supporters who voted & expressed confidence in him. Only those 6.9 million people have a legitimate right to advise Raila Odinga to to step aside. Kwete iwe.

Don't jump to ignorant conclusions. You haven't read the judgement by the Kenyan Supreme Court, let alone the affidavits & heads of arguments by counsel for the Petitioner & Respondents.

Tintin 1 month ago

tinyararire uko chinozivikanwa hapana.

Observer 1 month ago

The varakashi of this platform are happy


Thief Justice 1 month ago

Waiting for Bush lawyer, Machiavelli, musabata and others who are level headed to come up with their analysis


Chamisa 1 month ago

Kana Job adzoka from college tichagara pasi toona lessons learnt from Kenya


36 1 month ago

ON OUR CASE ONLY TIME WILL TELL,OKWENZA OMUNYE LOMUNYE KUYAMENZA .EEEEHEEE ZVIRIKO FUTHI KUNO ZOGORAMBA SEI.


Tkt 1 month ago

No political party will ever win presidential elections against ZanuPF, we have ideology and a wealth of experience dating from the liberation struggle era. 2023 pamberi ne ZanuPF, pamberi na ED


Reems 1 month ago

Zanu pf ichangozobvavo hayo,kana vari pazvigaro zvayo vachazongosiya chete zvakaita vanamugabe nanaBanda inguva chete.Chero vakabira next term asi haaipedzi pane zvinoitika chete.


Fantan 1 month ago

ZanuPF will rule until Amen, kana aine anenharo kutanga 2023 anoti Chamisa anotora chinhu ngatibhejei, kkkkk umwe akazobheja little sister yake gore riya


ZanuPF School of ideology 1 month ago

Ma ZanuPF kungoita noise henyu pa platform ino asi chokwadi ndechekuti ma graduates from our school will never win a free and fair election. Thanks to zec, zdf and judiciary for being our last line of defence. 2023 vote CCC


Chamisa 1 month ago

I am disappointed with this Supreme Court judgement. The election was not green fair and we were expecting a re-run.


zanu 💩 1 month ago

this time zanu toirovera musaga


nyobvo 1 month ago

worzell gummdge 👏👏👏wapedza


Worzell Gummidge 1 month ago

@Weed. Good observation. Does it matter when a dispute arises. Whether it happens at the first minute or last minute does not matter. What matters are the facts of the case and the evidence presented. The judges were dodgy & evasive. They opted for nuanced circumlocution instead of assessing whether or not the evidence before them was sufficient enough to nullify the election results.

It appears the judges only considered William Ruto's supporters as having a sovereign will, while ignoring the sovereign will of Raila Odinga's 6.9 million supporters.

I will look for the entire judgement and make a more informed opinion.


Machiavelli 1 month ago

Thank you @Thief Justice for accolades. As I haven't had the pleasure of reading the Heads of Argument by the appellant and the answering affidavit by the other party, I feel unqualified to comment authoritatively .

At law the Aldi Alterum Partem Rule has to be applied for justice to be done and to be seen to be done

Having said that, however I am worried about the quoted statement in judgement to the effect that undue attention was paid to the rapture within the electoral body, without delving into the the causes and effects of the split in the IEBC. The judgement seems to place undue attention on the circumstance/peripheral issues rather substance of the appeal.

This is reminiscent of the Supreme Court judgement against MDC in 2018 in which the Supreme Court determined the issue on technicality rather than substance. Notably that the MDC appeal was thrown out because of procedure rather than substantive issue of the votes on the ZEC/AFRICOM server.


chiochi 1 month ago

hmmm ana Beatrice Kani. Tibvirei apo


mdara Loli pop 1 month ago

still ana Tobias vemu ruzevha ma gr 7 dropouts ndivo vanongo vhotera vanhu vakaita sana Robert Mugabe and the likes. The educated community was highly critical to Mugabe rule , long way back but Tobias wemuruzevha hapana chaaiona kusvika Mugabe wacho azobudiswa ne military coup


Ake 1 month ago

Chamisa should step down


observer electoral boundaries commission 1 month ago

@Worzelk Gummidge the fact that he has not taken part in any election does not disqualify him from giving his opinion Moreover the fact that the Supreme Court gave a unanimous decision means that they considered the evidence before them without anyone dissenting in the bench so who are you to dissent with their judicially competent Supreme Court?
Worzell Gummidge going over the judgement does not give you the whole picture about what transpired because you never got a chance to weigh the primary evidence
The administrative issue where some commissioners disowned the evidence was not based on founded and specified anomalies that were backed by affidavits


Anonymous 1 month ago

Haaa ma elections ndee****



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