Kenyans to return to the ballot as Supreme Court nullifies Uhuru re-election


The Supreme Court of Kenya on Friday nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win in the August 8 general election, saying the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) did not conduct the exercise fairly.

In their determination, where five judges ruled in favour of the petitioner; and two against the petitioner’s plea, the Court said the IEBC did not conduct the presidential election in accordance with the Constitution of Kenya.

Chief Justice David Maraga said the court was satisfied that the IEBC committed irregularities in transmission of results.

CJ Maraga, however, said there was no misconduct on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s side.

The CJ concluded that the irregularities in the electoral process affected the integrity of the entire exercise.

Following the Supreme Court verdict, Kenyans will return to the vote on November 1.




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