Supreme Court of Kenya has canceled the results of last month’s Kenya Presidential election declaring it null and void and announced re-elections.
This ruling in Kenya Presidential election makes Kenya, the first ever country to invalidate a presidential poll in history.
The election commission of Kenya had declared the famous Uhuru Kenyatta successful in the elections by a margin of 1.4 million votes.
It seems the Supreme Court was convinced on the fact that election commission’s IT system was hacked to manipulate the election results.
Raila Odinga, the presidential candidate of opposition after the ruling said, ‘This is a historic day for the people of Kenya and by extension for the people of the continent of Africa.’
The ruling was announced by a majority of four to two judges. The Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Kenya, David Maraga said that the 8th August poll had not been conducted in accordance with the Constitution.
This ruling marked a big moral and practical victory for the opposition of Kenya, the supporters and leaders were seen celebrating outside Supreme Court building and in their respective offices.
However, the ruling has also increased the chances of a major riot similar to that happened back in 2007 elections.