Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) today, revealed that a new presidential election will take place on October 17, 2017.
The IEBC mad this known after the Kenya Supreme Court rejected the result of last months poll which secured incumbent President Uhuru Kenyata a 2nd term in office. This rejection was a 1st of its kind in Africa.
In a statement released on Monday signed by Wafula Chebukati, Chairperson of the (IEBC) stated that ‘A fresh presidential election will be held on October 17, 2017’. ‘This is in conformity with the Supreme Court decision annulling the presidential election held on August 8, 2017’. He added.
Recall that Chief Justice David Maraga cancelled the results of August poll on Friday, saying the election commission had failed to hold a legitimate election and that the results were, therefore ‘invalid, null and void’.
Maraga further accused the IEBC of committing ‘irregularities and illegalities’ in the transmission of results from polling station to the national tally centre.
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