In a shocking success for Kenya’s opposition, the nationâ€™s Supreme Courtroom on Fri. nullified the results of last monthâ€™s tense presidential election, won by incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga had claimed irregularities in three successive elections.
The courtroom decision came after the homicide of a key election official, Chris Msando, just days before the vote. It additionally followed the arrest & deportation of a gaggle of foreign advisers before the election, who have been hired to assist Odinga’s party bash assure a acceptable & transparent count.
Kenyatta was declared the winner last month by the Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission.
However the courtroom found irregularities within the vote, & judges voted Four-to-2 to support Odingaâ€™s petition calling for nullification. The- courtroom ordered a brand new vote to be held within 60 days.
After Kenyaâ€™s Aug. eight vote, a minimum of 24 people have been shot lifeless in protests by Odinga supporters, in accordance to Kenyan human rights groups, when cops officers used live ammunition to quell unrest in opposition strongholds.
It’s the 1st time a Kenyan courtroom has nullified an election outcome. Odinga took unsuccessful courtroom action after 2013 elections in that he claimed have been rigged.
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