Kenya Supreme Court annuls result of presidential polls

Opposition leader Odinga (left) and Kenyatta (right) have been long-time political rivals

Kenya‘s Supreme Court has nullified the result of the August 8 presidential election won by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

In a ruling issued on Friday, the court said the electoral board committed “irregularities and illegalities” during last month’s vote, harming the integrity of the election.

The Nairobi-based court ordered another presidential election to be held within 60 days.

“The declaration [of Kenyatta’s win] is invalid, null and void,” said Judge David Maraga, announcing the verdict of four out of the six judges.

No presidential election in Kenya has ever been nullified before.

Maraga said the election commission “failed, neglected or refused to conduct the presidential election in a manner consistent with the dictates of the constitution”.

Read more: Kenya Supreme Court annuls result of presidential polls | Kenya News | Al Jazeera

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