Kenya’s opposition has until midnight to challenge Kenyatta victory

Earlier this week Raila Odinga's National Super Alliance and politicians allied to it, announced an intention to challenge in court the election results.

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks following the Electoral Commission's official announcement of the election results on 11 August 2017 at the Bomas of Kenya in Langata. Picture: AFP

KENYA - Kenya's opposition coalition has until midnight to challenge Uhuru Kenyatta's presidential victory.

Earlier this week Raila Odinga's National Super Alliance and politicians allied to it announced an intention to challenge in court the election results.

General elections were held on 8 August.

While Kenya's police watchdog investigates at least 28 election-related deaths, the opposition's gearing up for a tough court battle.

The local Daily Nation newspaper reports lawyers representing the opposition coalition are not leaving anything to chance.

They say they're putting together a water-tight case, which they'll be filing in the Supreme Court.

Despite judges being on recess and court registries usually closing at noon, it's been confirmed the registry will remain open until midnight.

Meanwhile, President Kenyatta has arrived in Kigali for Rwandan President Paul Kagame's inauguration.