Kenya’s Supreme Court on Tuesday raised the issue on Presidential Election that the commission’s website has been hacked. That will be answered when ruling on the results of this month’s disputed Kenyan presidential election.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga, who is seeking the presidency for a fifth term, is running for a fifth term in a tight contest after which the Electoral Commission chairman declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner.
Four of the seven commissioners rejected the results.
The administration fears a situation similar to that seen after the disputed elections of 2007 and 2017.
Kenya is an unstable region. Western Allies and many other global companies and organizations have their regional headquarters here.
Odinga’s legal team has filed a lawsuit over the hack, claiming a team working for Ruto hacked the electoral process. Faked real pictures of polling station result forms, the secret behind Ruto’s rise in shares.
Ruto denied the allegations.
Three commissioners supported the process. While the Election Commission offered competing responses, four questioned it.
Chief Justice Martha Kume, president of the seven-member court, said the Supreme Court would decide whether any candidates who had postponed the eight gubernatorial and legislative elections were disenfranchised.
The court will take the final decision in the presidential election. It will consider whether there was any disparity in voting for other races, such as for president and members of parliament, Koome said.
The court will also decide whether Kenya’s presidential vote count met constitutional standards and whether Ruto met the constitutional threshold of 50 percent plus one vote and whether any irregularities were sufficient to invalidate the vote, Kume said.
The court will announce the verdict on those questions on Monday.
In 2017, it ordered a rerun of Kenya’s presidential election due to irregularities, but upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory after Odinga, then his rival, boycotted them.