Kenya’s Supreme Court has annulled the result of last month’s presidential election, citing irregularities, and ordered a new one within 60 days. In a ruling yesterday, Chief Justice David Maraga said the 8 August election was not conducted in accordance with the constitution, declaring it invalid, null and void.
The ruling did not attribute any blame to President Kenyatta’s party or campaign. The election commission had declared incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta the winner by a margin of 1.4 million votes. Raila Odinga, Mr Kenyatta’s opponent, said the commission was rotten and demanded resignations and prosecutions.