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Election challenge to be fair, judge says

March 11, 2013 at 4:10 PM   |   Comments

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 11 (UPI) -- Kenya's chief justice assured citizens Monday the country's Supreme Court will fairly handle a challenge to last week's presidential elections.

Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga, speaking as he received official election results, said six Supreme Court justices will be involved in a petition challenging the victory of Uhuru Kenyatta.

The petition was filed by the Coalition of Reform and Democracy and says voting equipment did not work properly.

The case is being regarded as a major test of the independence of the Supreme Court, the Kenya Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday.

Kenyatta is facing charges before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, stemming from the violence that followed elections in 2007.

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