The Supreme Court Upholds William Ruto’s Victory over Raila Odinga.

Raila Odinga and others had claimed massive fraud, including tampering with results forms, had occurred.

In the closely contested election, Mr Ruto received 50.5% of the vote.

Next week, the 55-year-old will be sworn in as the country’s fifth president.

The eight petitions filed in opposition to the elections were all dismissed. Some were based on forged documents and “sensational information,” according to Chief Justice Martha Koome in a unanimous decision on behalf of the seven judges.

She claimed that no credible evidence of tampering with the electronic voting transmission system was presented.

Ms Koome also stated that Mr Ruto had met the constitutional requirement of receiving 50%+1 of the votes cast.

The decision brings an end to a protracted election dispute that began after the polls closed last month.

Mr Odinga’s team had bolstered his case by citing the dissent of four of the seven electoral commissioners, who had disowned the poll results due to disagreements with the chairman.

While noting the commission’s “dysfunction” in managing its internal affairs, the court said it was not convinced that the chairman’s claims of running a one-man show were sufficient to undermine the election.

“Are we to nullify the outcome of an election on the basis of a last-minute boardroom rupture the details of which remain sketchy?” asked the judges.

Raila Odinga and others had claimed massive fraud, including tampering with results forms, had occurred.

In the closely contested election, Mr Ruto received 50.5% of the vote.

Next week, the 55-year-old will be sworn in as the country’s fifth president.

The eight petitions filed in opposition to the elections were all dismissed. Some were based on forged documents and “sensational information,” according to Chief Justice Martha Koome in a unanimous decision on behalf of the seven judges.

She claimed that no credible evidence of tampering with the electronic voting transmission system was presented.

Ms Koome also stated that Mr Ruto had met the constitutional requirement of receiving 50%+1 of the votes cast.

The decision brings an end to a protracted election dispute that began after the polls closed last month.

Mr Odinga’s team had bolstered his case by citing the dissent of four of the seven electoral commissioners, who had disowned the poll results due to disagreements with the chairman.

While noting the commission’s “dysfunction” in managing its internal affairs, the court said it was not convinced that the chairman’s claims of running a one-man show were sufficient to undermine the election.

“Are we to nullify the outcome of an election on the basis of a last-minute boardroom rupture the details of which remain sketchy?” asked the judges.

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