KENYATTA OR ODINGA: Kenyans To 'RE-DECIDE' October 26
The new date has been set. It's October 26.
The leading candidates - incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga will lock horns once again.
The new date was annouced on Twitter on Thursday, a day after the country's Supreme Court laid out the reasons why the it nullified last month’s poll.
The election board had originally said the re-run would take place on October 17, but a French firm whose technology is being used for the polls said it would not be ready in time for that date.
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Both men have asked their supporters to adhere to the rule of law after initial signs of unrest were laid to rest.
Earlier on Thursday, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the decision by the Supreme Court to nullify the August 8 presidential election was a “coup by four people sitting in court.”
He described the majority decision in the full judgment delivered Wednesday as judicial dictatorship that had robbed Kenyans the power of decision making.
“This was a coup…I must call it what it is,” he said, while meeting Jubilee Party elected leaders from Northern Kenya at State House, Nairobi.
“This is a voice of a few, who on their own decided they can choose a leader for the majority of Kenyans. If this is not dictatorship, I don’t know what it is,” he said.