The Kenyan Supreme court ordered a re-run within 60 days between president Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga, who had rejected the result of the August 8 vote.
The court’s decision on September 1 was the first time a judicial body has cancelled the election of an African president and the ruling sent shock waves through the country and beyond. The election body, Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had declared Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner by 1.4 million votes.
The re-run is tentatively set for 17 October in a vote being watched for any sign of instability. Kenya, a Western ally, has East Africa’s richest economy and is the hub for diplomacy, security and trade in the region often battered by conflict.
However, the election date for the re run now looks unlikely since election officials lack time…
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