Supreme Court Nullifies 2017 Presidential Elections

The Supreme Court has nullified the presidential election after ruling that the electoral commission did not conduct the poll according to the law hence affecting the integrity of the entire presidential poll.

In their ruling, the court determined that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission failed, neglected and refused to conduct the election in the manner dictated in the Constitution.

The Supreme Court also determined that there were irregularities in the transmission of election results.

However, Justices Jackton Ojwang and Njoki Ndung’u dissented with the ruling.

The ruling means that the IEBC has to organize a fresh election within 60 days, that is by November 1st.

The court, however, found no misconduct on the part of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

On August 11 the electoral body declared Kenyatta’s victory with 54.27 percent of the votes, against 44.74 percent for Odinga.

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