Kenya’s Supreme Court on Friday overturned the result of Kenya’s presidential election last month and ordered a new vote within 60 days. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory was declared null and void.
It is the first time a presidential election result in the country has ever been nullified. Members of the opposition danced and cheered with joy in the streets after the ruling.
“After considering the evidence, we are satisfied that the elections were not conducted in the accordance to the dictates of the constitution,” said Chief Justice David Maraga, delivering the ruling.
“It’s a very historic day for the people of Kenya and by extension the people of Africa,” said Odinga, the leader of the National Super Alliance (Nasa) party.
“For the first time in the history of African democratization, a ruling has been made by a court nullifying irregular election of a president. This is a precedent-setting ruling,” he added.