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Breaking: Kenya Supreme Court annuls Uhuru’s win

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 favor of the opposition which challenged the declaration of President Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner.

Supreme Court majority decision:

1. IEBC failed to conduct the election in compliance with constitutional provisions.

2. IEBC committed irregularities and illegalities.

3. The irregularities and illegalities affected the integrity of the Presidential election.

Background:

  • IEBC declared President Kenyatta the winner after garnering 54 per cent of the votes cast on August 8, 2017.
  • Nasa’s Raila Odinga argued that the poll was marred by massive irregularities.
  • IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati argued before the court that the Nasa petition was devoid of meri

The Express News

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