NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenya is on edge awaiting the Supreme Court decision Saturday on whether it will uphold or invalidate the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as president.
Lawyers for Kenyatta and lawyers for challengers Prime Minister Raila Odinga and a civil society group presented their closing arguments Friday. The Supreme Court judges began writing their judgment.
The court released a report on a partial recount of the results from 22 polling stations which found discrepancies regarding the number of votes cast in five polling stations. The report says discrepancies for the presidential elections were also found in 75 other stations.
Kenyatta won by a hair, with 50.07 percent of the vote, breaking the 50 percent mark by about 8,000 votes out of 12.3 million cast. Odinga says Kenyatta won fraudulently.