Chebukati had declared Ruto as president-elect after garnering 7,176,141 votes (50.49%) against Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s 6,942,930 (48.85%)votes.
Speaking while delivering the judgement, Chief Justice Martha Koome said that the full judgment would be shared after 21 days.
Summary of verdicts issued by the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court said that in the 2022 presidential election petition, the court had nine issues to determine whether the presidential election results would be upheld or nullified and what orders will be issued.
Chief Justice Martha Koome who is the president of the Supreme Court explained that the judges looked at the nine issues listed.
Integrity of election technology
She said that one of the issues was whether the technology used by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission met the standards of integrity to guarantee accurate and verified results.
Supreme Court’s verdict: Supreme Court is not persuaded that the IEBC technology did not meet the standards for ensuring the accurate and verifiable outcome of the August 9 poll. The petitioners did not demonstrate security breaches on the IEBC results transmission system.
Interference and staging of transmission process
The Supreme Court also had to determine whether there was interference in the uploading of Forms 34A from the polling station into IEBC’s server.
Supreme Court’s verdict: The petitioners did not prove that there was interference in the uploading of Forms 34A from the polling station into IEBC’s server. No evidence produced to show the transmission process was staged.
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