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Presidential Election petition timelines and history

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From 1992 to 2022: Legal procedure for resolving poll disputes

  • Eight cases have been filed at the Supreme Court disputing the results of the 2022 presidential election.

  • There is one petition that wants the election upheld. 

  • The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman, Wafula Chebukati, on August 15, 2022, called the election in favour of Hon. William Ruto. He said Ruto garnered 7,176,141 votes, 50.49 per cent of the total ballots cast. 

  • Hon. Raila Odinga emerged second with 6,942,930 votes (48.85 per cent), Chebukati said. 

  • The other two presidential contestants, George Wajackoyah and David Mwaure, amassed 61,969 votes (0.44 per cent), and 31,987 votes (0.23 per cent), respectively.

The Court has a deadline of August 30, which is eight days from the date of filing the petition, to hold a pre-trial conference. A pre-trial conference is an informal setting for all parties and judges to identify agreeable facts or those in dispute and clarify any issues between parties. This is the time that the petitions are consolidated