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Date:27 Mar 2013
Kenya Election Petition: Day 3 of Court Hearing

The hearing of three election petitions filed against President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta continued this morning before the Supreme Court.

Judges first heard a petition seeking a ruling as to whether rejected votes can be included when counting total votes cast,the petition was opposed by various lawyers who said it could trigger a run-off.

Lawyer Fred Ngatia, representing President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta said the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) were not factoring the rejected votes until ODM intervened, while Lawyer Katwa Kigen appearing for Deputy President-elect William Ruto said if factored in the total votes cast, rejected votes would work against the leading contender.

Lawyer George Oraro representing Prime Minister Raila Odinga however supported the application saying the constitution was clear that all votes cast to be factored.

Raila in his Petition is seeking several declarations from the Supreme Court, among them that could, if granted, force fresh Presidential elections through invalidation of the recent poll.


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