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Friday, 1 September 2017

Kenya’ s Supreme Court Nulifies Presidential Election.



Kenya’ s Supreme Court on Friday declared the results of last month ’ s presidential poll “ invalid , null and void ” and ordered the election be re -run within 60 days.

“ The presidential election held on August 8 was not conducted in accordance with the constitution, ” said Chief Justice David Maraga, ruling in favour of the opposition which challenged the declaration of President Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner .

Maraga said this was a majority decision , with two judges dissenting .

The shock ruling was a rare example of a poll result being overturned , with Maraga saying the election commission (IEBC ) “failed , neglected or refused to conduct the presidential election in a manner consistent with the dictates of the constitution” .

He validated opposition leader Raila Odinga ’ s argument that there had been “ irregularities and illegalities ” , notably in the transmission of election results .

Maraga said this had compromised the “integrity of the entire presidential election” .

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