Kenya's Supreme Court has ordered a rerun of the country's contentious presidential election, after a legal challenge by the opposition. …

Kenya: "We have no faith in the electoral commission at all."

Kenya's Supreme Court orders rerun of disputed presidential election

Kenya's Supreme Court has ordered a rerun of the country's contentious presidential election, after a legal challenge by the opposition.

Four out of six judges upheld a petition filed by opposition candidate Raila Odinga, who claimed the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta was fraudulent.

"The presidential election was not conducted in accordance with constitution, rendering the declared results invalid null and void," Chief Justice David Maraga said, ordering fresh elections within 60 days. The court agreed with opposition arguments that the electoral commission had committed irregularities that invalidated the poll.

Odinga was jubilant. "This indeed is a very historic day for the people of Kenya and by extension the people of the continent of Africa," he said. "We have no faith in the electoral commission at all."

Rédaction
Journaliste