Kenya: election ruling 'sets an example for the rest of the world'
Responding to the Kenyan Supreme Court’s decision today (1 September) to annul last month’s presidential election and order a re-run, Justus Nyang’aya, Country Director at Amnesty International Kenya, said:
“Today’s historic ruling demonstrates the independence of Kenya’s judiciary and sets an example for the rest of the world.
“We urge all parties to comply with the judgement, and call on the police to observe restraint in their handling of any celebrations or protests that may follow this landmark ruling.”
In its judgement this morning, the court said the election was marred by irregularities and was not conducted in accordance with the constitution, and ordered the electoral commission to organise a fresh poll within 60 days.