Kenya’s Supreme Court has nullified the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, this morning, Friday.
Daily Nation reports that a six-judge bench, by majority decision, on Friday found that the electoral commission failed to conduct the polls according to the Constitution and Elections Act.
Judges Ojwang and Njoki Ndung’u dissented while Judge Mohammed Ibrahim did not take part in the decision because he is unwell in hospital.
The top court in Kenya, in a bold move, ordered the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to conduct a fresh presidential election within strict confines of the law within 60 days.
Kenyatta had secured a second term in office after winning bitterly disputed elections of August 8 but the opposition rejected the results which they claimed to be undermined by fraud. Mr. Kenyatta, 55, got slightly over 54 percent of the vote while opposition leader, Raila Odinga, got 44.7 percent.
National Super Alliance leader Odinga had asked the Supreme to nullify the August 8 presidential outcome on Tuesday saying that the IEBC conducted the election in a manner which violated constitutional and legal provisions.