Tag: Kenya Supreme Court Ruling

Kenyan election official flees country ahead of presidential poll

A top Kenyan election commissioner has quit and fled the country a week before a re-run of the presidential vote, citing political intimidation and saying the election would be a “mockery” of...

What Odinga’s election pullout means for Kenya’s turbulent democracy

Dominic Burbidge |University of Oxford The leader of Kenya’s opposition coalition, Raila Odinga, has withdrawnfrom the repeat presidential election ordered by the country’s Supreme Court. Only two candidates were scheduled to compete in the upcoming poll,...

Police teargas Kenyan vote protesters, crowds gather in cities

   Police fired teargas at opposition activists in Kenya’s capital as protests mounted in cities on Friday calling for the sacking of election board officials involved in August’s cancelled presidential vote. Crowds gathered in...

The thin line between electoral credibility and political stability in Kenya

Faith Kiboro |SMC University After a Supreme Court ruling that invalidated Kenya’s August 8 presidential election, the country now finds itself in a moral predicament between political stability and electoral credibility. On one hand, the ruling...

Kenya’s ruling party moves to amend election law ahead of vote re-run

Kenya’s ruling Jubilee Party on Thursday presented parliament with proposals intended to prevent the Supreme Court annulling the results of a coming re-run presidential election, as it did the last vote in...

Kenya election board: presidential re-run to be held on October 26

Kenya’s presidential re-run has been rescheduled for Oct. 26, the election board said on Twitter on Thursday, a day after a detailed Supreme Court judgment laid out the reasons why the court...

Kenyan president says Supreme Court election ruling was ‘coup’

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Thursday the country’s Supreme Court staged a “coup” against the will of the people when it annulled last month’s presidential election that he won. “A coup in...

Kenya Supreme Court criticises election board in verdict on polls

Kenyan police tear-gassed opposition supporters demonstrating near the Supreme Court on Wednesday as judges began to deliver a detailed ruling that criticised the election board for its performance in last month’s annulled...
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