What Happened In The Aftermath Of The Kenya Elections

Updated Sunday 3 September 2017 8:47
What Happened In The Aftermath Of The Kenya Elections
Mr. Kenyatta has said he will respect the ruling and called for calm amid fears of unrest.

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But at a rally in Nairobi on Friday he branded the Supreme Court judges “crooks”.

The 8 August poll raised fears of major violence similar to that following a disputed vote in 2007.

Deputy President William Ruto has called on the electoral commission to set a date for fresh presidential elections, saying the governing Jubilee Party is ready.

But opposition candidate Raila Odinga wants the commission replaced, saying it has lost credibility.

The decision to annul the election was an unprecedented move in Africa where governments often hold power over judges. It is believed to be the first time on the continent that a court has ruled against the electoral win of an incumbent based on a court challenge by the opposition.

In a ruling on Friday, Chief Justice David Maraga said the 8 August election had not been conducted in accordance with the constitution, declaring it “invalid, null and void”.

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