Three shot dead in protests against Uhuru's Supreme Court win

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While delivering his verdict, Chief Justice David Maraga threw out the cases by three petitioners that sought to invalidate the results of the October 26 election rerun, saying their arguments were without merit.

The Kenyan Supreme Court has upheld the October repeat presidential elections and scheduled Uhuru Kenyatta's swearing-in on Tuesday Nov 28.

Already, opposition supporters have trooped to the streets to protest against the Supreme Court's decision. It was the first time a court in Africa had overturned a presidential election, and it kicked off months of uncertainty in East Africa's economic hub.

Among issued raised by the petitioners is the failure by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to hold nominations before the repeat election and how voter turn-out affected the outcome of the presidential poll.

Unlike in August when violence erupted and property was destroyed immediately after President Kenyatta was declared victor of August 8 poll which was later nullified by the Supreme Court, there was relative calm Monday and streets seemed deserted as most of the residents chose to stay indoors and watch what was happening outside from windows of their houses.

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The election went ahead and Kenyatta won by a landslide, though voting did not take place in a number of opposition districts.

There were celebrations in other party strongholds around the city, as well.

"If Baba says that we accept the verdict of the court and move on, I won't have [a choice] but to accept [it]".

Although the NASA leader was not part of the court challenge, he had called for civil disobedience.

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