Top court hears bid to an­nul re-run poll

Daily Trust - - DIGEST -

Kenya’s Supreme Court has be­gun hear­ing three petitions chal­leng­ing last month’s pres­i­den­tial elec­tion re-run, won by the in­cum­bent Uhuru Keny­atta with 98% .

The court an­nulled the first pres­i­den­tial elec­tion in Au­gust, say­ing there were ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties.

Keny­atta won the re-run, af­ter his chal­lenger, Raila Odinga, called on his sup­port­ers to boy­cott the vote.

Two of the le­gal cases ask the court to nul­lify Keny­atta’s vic­tory on the grounds that the elec­toral body failed to call for fresh pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tions. The third is seek­ing to sanc­tion op­po­si­tion lead­ers for the civil un­rest over the elec­tions.

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