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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.

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.

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Published on 25/10/2017 @ 12h41   | |