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Kenya: Supreme Court annuls presidential election in historic ruling- AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL KENYA

Kenya: Supreme Court annuls presidential election in historic ruling Kenya:

FILE PHOTO: Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks after he was announced winner of the presidential election at the IEBC National Tallying centre at the Bomas of Kenya, in Nairobi, Kenya August 11, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya/File Photo
Responding to the Kenyan Supreme Court’s decision to annul last month’s presidential election and order a re-run, Justus Nyang’aya, Country Director at Amnesty International Kenya, said: “Today’s historic ruling demonstrates the independence of Kenya’s judiciary and sets an example for the rest of the world.

“We urge all parties to comply with the judgement, and call on the police to observe restraint in their handling of any celebrations or protests that may follow this landmark ruling.”

In its judgement this morning, the court said the election was marred by irregularities and was not conducted in accordance with the constitution, and ordered the electoral commission to organize a fresh poll in 60 days.
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