NAIROBI – Dozens of supporters of Kenya’s opposition coalition have gathered around the Supreme Court building where lawyers are expected to file a petition contesting President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election.
Police said they prevented the supporters from accessing the Supreme Court. Nairobi police chief Japheth Koome said that authorities want to ensure the court building is secure.
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Opposition leader Raila Odinga has rejected official results from Kenya’s electoral commission, which says Kenyatta won by a margin of roughly 1.4 million votes.
Odinga has claimed, without giving proof, that hackers used the identity of a slain election official to manipulate the result in Kenyatta’s favor.
Friday is the deadline for filing court petitions contesting the Aug. 8 election.