President-elect Kenyatta greets his supporters with his running mate Ruto after attending a news conference in Nairobi

Kenya’s Supreme Court Annuls Presidential Election, Orders Fresh Elections

Kenya’s Supreme Court has overturned the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, citing irregularities in last month’s election. The court has called for a new election within 60 days.

Opposition candidate Raila Odinga had claimed that the electronic voting results were hacked into and manipulated in favor of Kenyatta, who won a second term with 54 percent of the vote.

Kenyans had been braced for another round of protests if the court upholds Kenyatta’s victory.

Odinga had unsuccessfully challenged the results of the 2013 vote.

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