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September 20, 2017 5:08 PM NANJIRA: The choice of economic development over justice is unjust

As the initial excitement of the Supreme Court ruling starts to wane and as the full decision is published, some people will seek to cope through the familiar cynicism with which they navigate their citizenship. Others still might be propelled by the winds of change that blew on that historic day. All the reactions, as the people in whom they reside

September 20, 2017 3:59 PM Dissenting judges maintain petitioner failed to prove case beyond reasonable doubt

The two judges argued that the petitioner failed to prove his case after making broad and vague claims based on conjecture and speculation compared to the respondents. Among other reasons that led to their dissenting verdict, Judge Ojwang said that the petitioner also failed to provide evidential proof that the results announced at the constituencies

September 20, 2017 2:55 PM Senator Mutula predicts jail term for Chebukati, Chiloba

Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior has given his early breakdown of the Supreme Court full judgment, predicting a possible jail term for two of the IEBC officials Wafula Chebukati and Ezra Chiloba for contempt of court and violation of the Election offence act. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court judges gave a detailed account on their decision to annul

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 2:38 PM LIVE: Raila failed to prove his case — Judge Ojwang

A Supreme Court judge has given his reasons for giving a dissenting opinion on the petition that quashed President Kenyatta’s re-election. Justice Jackton Ojwang on Wednesday said the petitioner, Mr Raila Odinga, failed to prove his case. According to the judge, the election was conducted in an entirely credible manner and Mr Odinga’s “broad claims

September 20, 2017 1:22 PM High Court upholds decision to deny Deya bail

By RACHEAL MBURU, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 20 – The High Court has affirmed the decisions by a magistrate’s court to deny controversial televangelist Gilbert Deya bail. This is after Justice Luka Kimaru declined to free the man of the cloth pending hearing of a case in which he is facing charges of child stealing. Deya had through lawyer John Swaka moved 1

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