Kenyan opposition files case at Supreme Court challenging presidential election results

19 August 2017

Kenya's opposition coalition went to the Supreme Court late on August 19 to challenge the results of a presidential election which it says was rigged.

Election authorities have said that President Uhuru Kenyatta won the Aug. 8 election by 1.4 million votes, but opposition leader Raila Odinga said the results are false. He has not yet presented evidence of fraud.  Odinga also went to court to challenge the 2013 election result and his decision to turn to the judiciary helped quell violence then.