The apex court on Monday, upheld Ruto’s election as Kenya’s president-elect.
Recall that Ruto, who is the current deputy president was declared winner of the ballot on August 15, by the head of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Wafula Chebukati, with 50.4 percent against Raila Odinga’s 48.8 percent.
Odinga subsequently filed a suit to challenge the poll, alleging electoral fraud.
But the Supreme Court, in a ruling on Monday, September 5th, struck out Odinga’s suit and upheld the election of Ruto as president-elect.
“This is a unanimous decision. The petitions are hereby dismissed, as a consequence we declare the first respondent (Ruto) as president-elect,” Chief Justice Martha Koome said.
Davido Reacts To Kenya’s Supreme Court Ruling On William Ruto
Davido, shortly after the ruling took to his twitter handle to congratulate Ruto, adding that “Democracy wins again.”
“Congratulations to Dr William Samoei Ruto on being declared 5th President of the Republic of #Kenya @WilliamsRuto. Also, Congratulations to the people of Kenya! DEMOCRACY WINS AGAIN.”
— Davido (@davido) September 5, 2022
The supreme court dismissed all nine issues at the heart of the challenge to the results, which had delivered victory to Ruto by a margin of less than two percentage points.
“The… irregularities were not of such magnitude as to affect the final results of the presidential election,” Koome declared.
Ruto, the 55-year-old is now due to take office on September 13.
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily had reported that American singer, Chris Brown joined Davido to celebrate Ademola Adeleke’s Osun governorship election victory.
Adeleke is Davido’s uncle.