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Kenya election rerun to go ahead after court fails to rule on delay  

Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga ride on the outside of a ‘matatu’ minibus as they arrive for a rally in Uhuru Park in downtown Nairobi, which was later cancelled. Kenya’s presidential election rerun is set to go ahead on Thursday after the country’s supreme court failed to consider a petition to postpone the highly contentious vote.

Amid high tension and fears of violence, only two supreme court judges attended a hearing on Wednesday morning – three short of the five judges needed for a quorum. “This matter cannot be heard this morning,” David Maraga, the chief justice, told reporters in Nairobi, the capital. Read more HERE.

Published on 25/10/2017 @ 12h41   | |