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Issue 75 5/9/2017
Kenya: Supreme Court Nullifies 8 August Results, Orders New Election
In an unexpected decision, Kenya’s Supreme Court on 1 September 2017 found that the 8 August national election failed to meet constitutional muster and accordingly nullified the results and ordered a new vote be held within 60 days. The Court found there was merit to the argument put forward by the opposition coalition, the National Super Alliance (NASA), that the Independent Election and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had committed irregularities in tallying votes, specifically with regard to the electronic systems used to count the ballots and communicate the results. Importantly, the Supreme Court found no fault with the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta or his ruling Jubilee Coalition.

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