Kenya’s Supreme Court has annulled the result of the country’s recent presidential election.
Citing irregularities, the Supreme Court said a new poll should be held within 60 days.
The election commission had declared incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of last month’s election.
Four out of six judges said that the vote had been harmed by irregularities. Judges then allowed the two dissenting justices to read their opinions before giving their verdict on whether the irregularities were serious enough to nullify the election result.
“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.
But Kenya opposition candidate Raila Odinga claimed that the commission’s IT system had been hacked to manipulate the results.
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