On September 1, the Supreme Court nullified incumbent Kenyatta’s win due to procedural irregularities and ordered a new election.
Last month, Kenya’s Supreme Court voided the August 8th presidential election, citing irregularities, but did not criticise any specific individual.
Election authorities say Kenyatta won a second term in the August 8 polls by 1.4 million votes. A parallel tally by independent monitors based on a sample of around 2,000 polling stations produced a similar result.
Kenya’s chief justice warned President Kenyatta not to undermine public confidence in the judiciary after the latter cast doubt on the courts’ integrity on the election trail.
Some 110 people have died in southern Somalia in the last two days from famine and diarrhoea due to a drought that is causing widespread food shortage.
Police in Nairobi fired tear gas at people leaving a rally of the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy that was fully authorised and had passed without incident.