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Kenya’s Supreme Court Affirms Re-Election Of Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenyan Supreme Court Chief Justice David Maraga presides during a settlement of election-related petitions in Nairobi on Monday.

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Kenyan Supreme Court Chief Justice David Maraga presides during a settlement of election-related petitions in Nairobi on Monday.

Sayyid Abdul Azim/AP

Updated during 6:18 a.m. ET

Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday endorsed a re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, dismissing dual petitions that challenged final month’s re-run of national polling – a pierce expected to hint some-more assault in a easterly African country.

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NPR’s Eyder Peralta reports from Nairobi that a 6 judges of a high justice concluded unanimously that a petitions have no merit. That means Kenyatta will be sworn in for another tenure on Nov. 28.

Eyder tells Morning Edition that antithesis personality Raila Odinga “has pronounced that no matter what a courts [have] said, he would not accept a formula [of a election] and does not accept Uhuru Kenyatta as a legitimate president.”

The dual petitions had argued that a formula of a choosing “should be voided since a choosing house did not find uninformed nominations after a progressing Aug. 8 check was invalidated, and since a opinion was not hold in any of Kenya’s 291 voter constituencies,” according to Reuters.

“This is a outrageous blow to a antithesis [led by Raila Odinga] and it will have poignant consequences on a streets. Already, opposite a slums stores are closing,” Eyder says.

The unanimous preference in preference of Kenyatta, who was emissary primary apportion before apropos boss in 2013, comes reduction than 3 months after a same justice ruled that a Aug. 8 opinion was unconstitutional, precipitating a second check on Oct. 26. That choosing was boycotted by Odinga’s celebration and sparked widespread protest.

The statute is doubtful to finish a assault that has erupted between supporters of Kenyatta and those bearing Odinga.

As Eyder reported on Sunday, dozens of people have been killed in new days in domestic and genealogical clashes. “The assault started Friday when Raila Odinga, a antithesis leader, returned to a country. And really early this morning, people were shot to genocide in antithesis strongholds,” he says.

“Police have responded with rip gas and gunfire. And a member of council from a antithesis celebration was shot in a leg during one of these confrontations,” Eyder says.