The Latest: Kenya court upholds Kenyatta win in repeat vote

The Latest on Kenya's election turmoil (all times local):

Protests have already begun in response to the decision by Kenya's Supreme Court to uphold President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in a repeat vote last month.

Meanwhile, live footage shows Kenyatta supporters bursting into song.

"There is no perfect election; there will always be errors in elections, but you cannot invalidate an election unless those errors affect the outcome," says the country's attorney general, Githu Muigai.

Activists and a politician had challenged the repeat vote, claiming irregularities.

Kenya's Supreme Court has upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in a repeat vote that the opposition boycotted while saying electoral reforms had not been made.

Dozens of people have been killed in clashes since the August vote.

Kenya shortly will hear a Supreme Court ruling on challenges to last month's repeat presidential election, amid fears of further deadly clashes between police and opposition supporters.

The court is ruling Monday morning on challenges by activists and a politician, who allege irregularities.

The court in September nullified the August presidential election over irregularities and ordered a new vote held last month. It was the first time a court in Africa has overturned a presidential election.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga, whose legal challenge led to the nullification, boycotted the repeat election while saying electoral reforms had not been made. He is now asking for international intervention as violent protests continue.

Dozens of people have been killed in clashes since the August vote.

 

November 20, 2017

Sources:` ABC News

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