Meshack Simati

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On Nov. 20, Kenya’s Supreme Court upheld Uhuru Kenyatta’s win in the repeat presidential election conducted Oct. 26, which opposition leader Raila Odinga boycotted. Kenya’s Supreme Court featured prominently in the 2017 elections, most notably by nullifying the earlier Aug. 8 election — a move that led to demonstrations, commercial boycotts and political unrest in coastal and western Kenya.

Kenya’s 2007 presidential election saw a similar dispute: The chairman of the election commission declared incumbent Mwai Kibaki the winner, and the chief justice of Kenya’s Supreme Court hastily swore the president into office in the dark of night.

Citing massive electoral fraud, Raila Odinga — also the main opposition candidate in 2007 — stated that he would not contest the rigged election in court but instead called his supporters to mass action.…  Seguir leyendo »