Breaking: Kenyan Supreme Court Cancels President Kenyatta’s Re-election, orders fresh polls

Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga
The Supreme Court in Kenya has made a landmark ruling and cancelled the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, alleging widespread irregularities.
This will be the first time a Presidential petition has succeeded in Kenya and Kenyans will now have to go back to the ballot in 60 days to elect a president and most likely between the two main challengers- Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga.

Opposition candidate Raila Odinga had claimed that the electronic voting results were hacked into and manipulated in favor of Kenyatta, who won a second term with 54 percent of the vote. Kenyans had been braced for another round of protests if the court upholds Kenyatta’s victory.

Raila Odinga had contested the win by President Uhuru Kenyatta following the General Election on Tuesday, August 8, alleging that that he was rigged out and that the entire exercise was compromised.

In his suit, Raila named Uhuru, IEBC  Chairman Wafula Chebukati and the electoral commission as respondents.


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