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Supreme Court to deliver full judgement why it nullified presidential election

On September 1, Kenya became the first country in Africa and fourth in the world to nullify a presidential election.

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The Kenyan Supreme Court is expected to give the full judgment on the August 8 presidential election petition on Wednesday.

According to the registrar, the delivery will begin at 10am.

On September 1, the Supreme Court nullified the presidential elections which had declared incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta the winner citing irregularities.

In a petition filed by National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition challenging the election outcome, the Court found out that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had breached the constitution while transmitting the election results.

Chief Justice David Maraga read the verdict.

“A declaration is here that the president elections held on 8th August was not conducted in accordance with the constitution and therefore it is invalid, null and void,” Maraga said.

The Supreme Court then ordered fresh presidential elections to be held within 60 days of the ruling.

Maraga, however, apologised to Kenyans for disappointing them by not delivering the full judgment as many had expected promising to do so within 21 days of the ruling on how it reached its majority verdict.

Kenya became the first country in Africa and fourth in the world to nullify a presidential election and as a result the whole world especially Kenyans are eagerly awaiting the full judgment ahead of fresh elections scheduled on October 17th.

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