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Kenyatta, Odinga more keen than ever to win

By Peter Fabricius Kenya’s Supreme Court has been widely – and rightly – hailed for its bold, historic and unprecedented decision last week to annul the 8 August election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta. As far as can be established, this is the first time an African court has upheld a challenge

Kenya: Presidential elections and the rule of law

By John Mukum Mbaku “A declaration is hereby issued, that the presidential election held on 8 August 2017 [in Kenya] was not conducted in accordance with the Constitution [of the Republic of Kenya] and the applicable law rendering the declared results invalid, null and void. An order is hereby issued directing the

Three Takeaways from the Kenya Supreme Court Ruling

By the Africa Center for Strategic Studies The decision by the Court to nullify the results of the presidential election reflects the importance of independent institutions to legitimacy and stability in Africa.   On September 1, the Supreme Court of Kenya nullified the results of the country’s presidential election and ordered fresh polls

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