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September 20, 2017 2:50 PM Justice Ojwang: Errors in presidential results not enough to nullify elections

The presidential results announced by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) met all the required standards, a Supreme Court judge has said. Supreme Court judge Justice Jackton Ojwang in his full ruling on Wednesday said the errors that occurred during August 8 presidential elections were not enough to nullify elections. The Supreme

September 20, 2017 2:50 PM Blame for nullified poll lies squarely on IEBC: Supreme Court

By OLIVE BURROWS, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 20 – The Supreme Court on Wednesday laid bare its reasons for – by a majority – declaring the August 8 presidential election and the result thereof, null and void. Chief Justice David Maraga, his deputy Philomena Mwilu, judges Isaac Lenaola and Smokin Wanjala (in absentia) sought to show why elections are more than just about

September 20, 2017 1:08 PM IEBC meeting with parties put off to await full Supreme Court ruling

By JEREMIAH WAKAYA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 20 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has postponed a meeting with the Jubilee Party and National Super Alliance to allow time for the consideration of issues arising from a detailed Supreme Court ruling on the annulment of the August 8 presidential election, due Wednesday. Commission

September 20, 2017 12:35 PM Kenya's Top Court Flays Electoral Body Over Botched Election

Kenya’s top court delivered a stringing rebuke of the nation’s electoral commission, identifying a litany of failures in its handling of last month’s botched presidential elections and describing its explanations for the failure of its systems as unacceptable. The Supreme Court ruled the Aug. 8 election unlawful on Sept. 1, and ordered a rerun. A five-judge

September 20, 2017 9:42 AM The Latest: Kenya Supreme Court says why it nixed poll

Kenya’s police tear gassed opposition and ruling party supporters outside the Supreme Court as it delivered its full judgment Wednesday on why it annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in August. The court annulled Kenyatta’s victory in the August 8 election saying there were irregularities and illegalities. It made the decision in response

September 20, 2017 9:42 AM Police and protestors forced to flee the Supreme Court after bees attack them

Police and protesters have been forced to flee after they were attacked by bees outside the Supreme Court. An unconscious disabled beggar has been evacuated by St John's Ambulance attendants after he got stung by bees outside the Supreme Court. This has happened during the full presidential elections ruling the Supreme Court of Kenya. Jubilee Party 2

September 20, 2017 9:32 AM Tialala! Tibim! DP Ruto’s take on Maraga’s statement lights up social media

Deputy President William Ruto is a man under fire after he poked holes on a statement by Chief Justice David Maraga following a wave of protests over alleged collusion by Supreme Court judges and National Super Alliance lawyers (NASA). DP Ruto in a tweet that has so far been retweeted over 3,000 times, read mischief in CJ Maraga’s statement on Tuesday

September 20, 2017 9:30 AM Reasons why presidential election was declared invalid, court gives full verdict

The Supreme Court Wednesday read out a substantial part of its full verdict on the August 8 presidential election petition. In his opening remarks, Chief Justice David Maraga said the five judges would only read out the main parts of their judgment to which lawyers representing all the parties in the petition agreed. On the bench were five judges. Chief

September 20, 2017 7:46 AM Drugged and robbed: I shook off a rocky start to thrive at tattooing

It may not seem like it now, but just a few years ago, having a tattoo was considered a risqué statement. It was often associated with a subtle rebellion, which meant tattoo artists were few and far between. But as more and more people got interested in tattoos as an art form, the industry began to see steady growth. Despite this growth, though, tattooing

September 20, 2017 7:16 AM Leaked memos reveal infighting in electoral body

The electoral commission is yet again embroiled in an intense in-house fighting even as the country waits for the detailed judgement from the Supreme Court on why it nullified win by President Uhuru Kenyatta. In the memo, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairperson Wafula Chebukati ordered for the suspension of the ICT director James