Analysis of The First Presidential Election Petition (2013): Post The Kenyan 2010 Constitution

The promulgation of the 2010 Constitution introduced the Supreme Court which has original jurisdiction on presidential election disputes. It is on this basis that the pioneer presidential petition of 2013 was filed.
This paper seeks to find out the contribution of the 2013 judgment to electoral justice in Kenya, that is: did the judgment boost the credibility of the judiciary, an institution which was perceived not independent previously? Did it provide a way out for aggrieved parties to address their electoral grievances instead of instigating demonstrations and ethnic violence to have their voices heard? This paper concludes that implementation of the constitution and electoral justice has taken strides in the right direction albeit slowly. However, the same can only be achieved progressively.