Kenya's supreme court blames IEBC for annulled polls

GOB | News | Africa    Last update: 21/09/2017 12:55:55

Kenyan Supreme Court has blamed the country’s electoral commission and its chairman for declaring Uhuru Kenyatta the winner before all the results had been verified.

In a lengthy explanation given on Wednesday of its decision to annul August’s presidential election, the court said the commission’s refusal to allow access to its computer servers led them to believe the data could have been interfered with.

Kenya’s electoral commission, and its chairman were singled out for declaring Uhuru Kenyatta president when the votes had not been verified, and for failing to properly collect results from a quarter of the polling stations.

Deputy chief justice Philomena Mwilu said the election was neither transparent nor verifiable.