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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 1:08 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 9:36 AM IN PICTURES: Teargas lobbed to disperse crowds at Supreme Court

Police were forced to lob teargas canisters to disperse crowds to prevent a possible clash between Jubilee and NASA supporters who were gathering near the Supreme Court building where five judges are delivering their full judgment on the nullification of the presidential poll. Earlier, NASA supporters staged demonstrations outside the court while chanting

September 20, 2017 9:34 AM Kenya Supreme Court criticizes election board in verdict on polls

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police tear-gassed opposition supporters demonstrating near the Supreme Court on Wednesday as judges began to deliver a detailed ruling that criticized the election board for its performance in last month’s annulled presidential election. Voters are anxious to find out whether the vote was voided on procedural grounds or whether

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 8:17 AM Kenya tightens security as country waits for Supreme Court verdict

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Police sealed off roads near Kenya’s Supreme Court on Wednesday as judges prepared to deliver a detailed ruling laying out their reasons for annulling last month’s presidential election. Voters are anxious to find out whether the vote was voided on procedural grounds -- the court has already said in its brief Sept. 1 ruling that some tallying