Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

World

Vote numbers were changed to benefit president-elect, Kenya's Supreme Court is told

Kenya's Supreme Court has heard that vote totals for Uhuru Kenyatta increased between the closing of the polls and when numbers were reported to the central vote counting center.

The court must rule on allegations by Prime Minister Raila Odinga and civil society groups that the vote was fraudulent and a new election must be held.

Kenyatta was declared the winner of Kenya's March 4 presidential election with 50.07 percent. He cleared the crucial 50 percent barrier by some 8,400 votes of more than 12 million cast.

Kethi D. Kilonzo, an attorney for the African Center For Governance, played a video for the court Wednesday she said showed Kenyatta's vote totals increasing between when the local polling station read an amount and when it reached the national tallying center.