IEBC sets Uhuru, Odinga 2nd Showdown for October

Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has set a date for the repeat presidential election as ordered by the Supreme Court on Friday last week.

According to the electoral commission, the repeat exercise will be carried out on October 17, 2017.

IEBC, however, has stated that only President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga will be on the ballot.

The Supreme Court nullified President Uhuru’s re-election, ordering a fresh presidential election in 60 days.

According to the Chief Justice David Maraga, IEBC overlooked the Constitution, committed various illegalities affecting integrity of polls.

Justices Njoki Ndung’u and Jackton Ojwang’, however, indicated that the election was free and fair.

CJ Maraga noted that what they read was a ‘determination of the court and not a ruling’. He added that the Court would give a comprehensive ruling in 21 days.

SOURCE: standard media


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