You Will Vote Again On 17 October, Says IEBC

After the Supreme Court of Kenya nullified the results of the just concluded presidential election, they ordered the electoral body to organize fresh elections. IEBC has today announced the new poll date as Tuesday, 17 October 2017.

Below is the announcement as seen on Twitter,

On Friday, September 1, the Supreme Court nullified the re-election of the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta and cited 'illegalities' that the process had, which did not ensure the credibility of the polls.

The court's judgment read, in part,

[2] Having carefully considered the above issues, the following is the majority decision of the court with two Judges (J.B Ojwang and N. S. Ndung’u SCJJ) dissenting):

(i) As to whether the 2017 Presidential Election was conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Constitution and the law relating to elections, upon considering inter alia Articles 10, 38, 81 and 86 of the Constitution as well as, Sections 39(1C), 44, 44A and 83 of the Elections Act, the decision of the court is that the 1st Respondent failed, neglected or refused to conduct the Presidential Election in a manner consistent with the dictates of the Constitution and inter alia the Elections Act, Chapter 7 of the Laws of Kenya.

(ii) As to whether there were irregularities and illegalities committed in the conduct of the 2017 Presidential Election, the court was satisfied that the 1st Respondent committed irregularities and illegalities inter alia, in the transmission of results, particulars and the substance of which will be given in the detailed and reasoned Judgment of the court. The court, however, found no evidence of misconduct on the part of the 3rd Respondent.

Some Kenyans vented their anger because IEBC had used billions in the preparation of the elections that have now come to naught because the elections will be repeated.

However, in their announcement, only the first two candidates( Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga) will vie for the Presidency.

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