Kenyatta’s Kenyan election win valid, says Court

THE results of Kenya’s presidential election on March 4 are valid and Uhuru Kenyatta has won, Kenya’s Supreme Court said today.

Today’s verdict - following a drawn-out court case which riveted the nation - means that Mr Kenyatta will be sworn in as president early next month.

He will become the second sitting president in Africa to face charges at the International Criminal Court.

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He and Deputy President-elect William Ruto both face charges related to having helped orchestrate the 2007-08 post-election violence. Both deny the charges.

Mr Ruto’s trial is set to begin in late May and Mr Kenyatta’s in July. Mr Kenyatta has promised to report to The Hague.

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Lawyers for presidential challenger Raila Odinga argued at the Supreme Court that the election was marred by irregularities.