Big yes to no vote

Sunday Times - - WEEK IN REVIEW - By Ya­suyoshi Chiba

Sup­port­ers of Kenya’s op­po­si­tion Na­tional Su­per Al­liance carry a ban­ner dur­ing a po­lit­i­cal rally in Kisumu on Fri­day. Kisumu, in west­ern Kenya, is one of the Nasa coali­tion’s strongholds. Kenyans are due to go to the polls on Thurs­day in a new elec­tion or­dered by the coun­try’s supreme court. But the coali­tion has vowed to boy­cott the elec­tion over un­hap­pi­ness with the elec­tion com­mis­sion and the rul­ing party, which won the Au­gust 8 vote. The court nul­li­fied the out­come af­ter al­le­ga­tions of wide­spread ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties in the elec­tronic trans­mis­sion of vot­ing re­sults, over­seen by the In­de­pen­dent Elec­toral and Bound­aries Com­mis­sion.

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