Anxiety in Kenya ahead of poll judgment

2013-03-29 22:15
Kenya elections (Picture: AFP)

Kenya elections (Picture: AFP)

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Nairobi - Kenya is on edge awaiting the Supreme Court decision Saturday on whether it will uphold or invalidate the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as president.

Lawyers for Kenyatta and lawyers for challengers Prime Minister Raila Odinga and a civil society group presented their closing arguments on Friday.

The Supreme Court judges began writing their judgment.

The court released a report on a partial recount of the results from 22 polling stations which found discrepancies regarding the number of votes cast in five polling stations.

The report says discrepancies for the presidential elections were also found in 75 other stations.

Kenyatta won by a hair, with 50.07% of the vote, breaking the 50% mark by about 8 000 votes out of 12.3 million cast.

Odinga says Kenyatta won fraudulently.

Read more on:    uhuru kenyatta  |  raila odinga  |  kenya  |  east africa

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