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Kenya’s Supreme Court Annuls Presidential Election, Orders Re-run In 60 Days

By BA News Staff / Published on Friday, 01 Sep 2017 10:03 AM / No Comments / 103 views

The Supreme Court in Kenya has given a landmark verdict by annulling the country’s last month presidential elections.

According to the apex court of the land, the election was flout with a lot of irregularities that has the capacity to affect the outcome of the elections.

In a 4:2 majority decision, the court in a decision delivered by Justice Maraga said the August poll had not been “conducted in accordance with the constitution” and ordered a re-run of the polls in the next 60 days.

The verdict means Kenya becomes the only country on the African continent to annul a presidential election.

Kenya’s Electoral Commission had declared  Uhuru Kenyatta as the victor of the 8th August election but the opposition led by Raila Odinga disputed the results alleging that the results  had been manipulated.

Source: GhanaXtra

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