Live: Supreme court releases full verdict of the presidential petition
Finally the whole world will get to know how Kenya’s supreme court reached at its decision to annul the win of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Four Judges sided with petitioner Raila Odinga, the Nasa Presidential flag bearer while two judges dissented.
In the courtroom today (Wednesday Sep 20, 2017) Judge Smokin Wanjala is missing and the Chief Justice David Maraga says the judge is out of the country. However Judge Wanjala signed the full judgement being read out in court. Read: My Life Is In Danger-IEBC Commissioner
The judges are outlining reasons for ruling. As expected, the Jubilee wing is waiting to dismiss the reasons as Nasa side hopes to use the reasons to pile on IEBC to clean house ahead of the repeat elections.
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The court, by a majority of four, nullified the presidential outcome on September 1 on grounds that there were irregularities and illegalities in the transmission of results.
The Judges directed the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to conduct fresh elections within 60 days, in accordance to Article 140 of the Constitution.
“The IEBC failures were deliberate, systemic and systematic,” argued the petitioner.