As promised, the Supreme Court has delivered their verdict on the 26th October election a few minutes ago. And it was not a case of lightning striking twice, as the bench has decided to uphold Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory.
The first signs that it would be a good day for Uhuru came from the presence of top Jubilee leaders inside the courtroom. Majority leaders Aden Duale and Kipchumba Murkomen made their entry well before the judges, unlike on September 1st when they were a no-show.
The Maraga-led bench has ruled unanimously that the IEBC conducted the fresh election in accordance to the constitution and all accompanying laws.
This is unlike on September 1 when the bench was divided 4-2.
As with last time, the bench has only given the determination and promised to deliver the full verdict at a later date. This morning’s ruling was read out in just about 10 minutes.
This decision means all legal hurdles preventing the swearing in of President Uhuru Kenyatta for his second term have been eliminated. He will now take the oath of office on Tuesday next week (November 28).