Elections Do Over In Kenya

Sep 2, 2017

Kenya will redo its election. In a precedent setting court case, the Kenyan Supreme Court nullified the election results. The Kenyan Supreme Court did not find wrong doing on the part of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. The court, however, did find that Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission “committed irregularities and illegalities in the transmission of results.” The court’s chief justice ruled the election “invalid, null, and void” saying that election observers “failed, neglected or refused to conduct the presidential election in a manner consistent with the dictates of the Constitution.” President Kenyatta said that he respected the court’s decision, but then criticized the justices saying “six people have decided that they will go against the will of the people.” Main opposition party leader, Raila Odinga cited irregularities and discrepancies and charged that seven million votes had been stolen. The two main parties agreed to hold new elections in the next 60 days.