Former Kenya lawmaker challenges presidential election results

Former Kenya lawmaker challenges presidential election results

Former Kenya lawmaker Harun Mwau filed a petition [text, PDF] on Monday at the Supreme Court of Kenya [official website] challenging last month’s presidential election win for President Uhuru Kenyatta claiming the election was not free and fair.

On October 26 Kenyatta won the right to another five-year term by 98 percent of the vote.

In September the Supreme Court invalidated [JURIST report] the initial presidential election held in August finding that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission “failed to conduct the election in the manner set in the Constitution.”

The Supreme Court must provide a final ruling on the challenge within 14 days. If the election results are overturned, a new election must be held within 60 days.