Kenya’s Supreme Court has blamed the country’s electoral commission (IEBC) for its decision to annul the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The judges said the August 8 poll was “neither transparent or verifiable”.
According to BBC News, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu said the IEBC did not verify the presidential results before they were announced.
Mr. Kenyatta got 54% of the vote against opposition leader Raila Odinga’s 44%.
Mr. Odinga went to court alleging that he had been cheated out of a win and that the IEBC did not follow the law in the conduct of the election.
The Supreme Court took the unprecedented step of annulling the election on September 1 but it has only now explained why it took the decision.