facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

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.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Six Flags fight leaves boy critically injured, may have been organized on Twitter Six Flags fight leaves boy critically injured, may have been organized on Twitter
2
Body of missing Realtor Beverly Carter found Body of missing Realtor Beverly Carter found
3
Patient admitted to hospital with potential Ebola virus Patient admitted to hospital with potential Ebola virus
4
$900,000 Porsche Spyder catches fire at gas station $900,000 Porsche Spyder catches fire at gas station
5
One shot in Albemarle High School shooting, shooter in custody One shot in Albemarle High School shooting, shooter in custody
Trending News
x
Feedback