Chief Justice David Maraga said all six judges dismissed the two legal challenges to the vote, but the opposition NASA coalition insisted the government was illegitimate.
Police fired tear gas at the convoy in which Odinga was travelling and used a water cannon as they tried to stop it reaching the capital’s main business district.
Odinga is open to talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta over a constitutional review aimed at lowering the risk of violence from minority groups who feel excluded from power.
The main objective of the new National Resistance Movement will be to advance electoral justice in Kenya and across Africa as well.
The electoral commission said 7,616,217 valid votes were cast, representing 39% of the voters.
Kenya’s repeat presidential election, boycotted this week by millions, has lead inhabitants of one small village in the west to pick up traditional arms.
Polling stations in Kenyan opposition strongholds were shuttered on Thursday and youths burnt street barricades, heeding an election boycott set to hand victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The Supreme Court annulled an August 8 vote at the start of September after opposition leader Raila Odinga challenged the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Authorities have banned protests in central Nairobi in a bid to keep a lid on mounting political turmoil in the build-up to the repeat vote.
On September 1, the Supreme Court nullified incumbent Kenyatta’s win due to procedural irregularities and ordered a new election.
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Last month, Kenya’s Supreme Court voided the August 8th presidential election, citing irregularities, but did not criticise any specific individual.
The African Union needs to devise a standard set of requirements and attributes for electronic voting across the continent.
Apart from the unfavourable economic and financing aspects for generating energy from coal, the plant may be Kenya’s single largest pollution source.
The key finding against the election board on Wednesday was that officials had announced results before being able to verify them.
By failing to provide details on what invalidated Kenya’s election, the country’s Supreme Court has created an impossible timeline for organising re-elections within 60 days.
The election will feature Kenyatta, who is running for a second term, and opposition leader Raila Odinga, the commission said.
David Maraga’s declaration that the August 8 election was void and demand for a new poll with 60 days shocked many in the East African nation and abroad.
The decision to cancel the vote result, the first of its kind in Kenya’s history, sets up a new race for the presidency between Kenyatta and veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga.
The East African nation joins more than 40 other countries that have banned, partly banned or taxed single use plastic bags, including China, France, Rwanda and Italy.
While viewers all over the world saw images of police brutality and general mayhem, in Kenya itself, the coverage of killings and violent protests was downplayed in the mainstream media.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta secured a second term in office, sparking opposition protests and triggering fears of violence like after the 2007 elections.
An opposition official said information from “confidential sources” showed Odinga had secured victory, contradicting official preliminary results.
Protests erupted after Kenya’s election commission dismissed claims by opposition leader Raila Odinga that hacking had produced a “fictitious” lead for President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Millions of people head to the polls in Kenya on Tuesday as families stockpile food and water and police prepare emergency first aid kits, fearing the election could descend into violence.
Facebook rolled out a tool this week to help Kenyan users spot fake news ahead of a hotly-contested presidential election that has seen supporters of rival candidates trade bitter words online.
We must fight our scepticism and indifference because elections continue to be an extremely important component of the continent’s growing democracies.
Thousands of Kenyans started leaving cities before next week’s vote, some because they are registered in rural wards, others because they are scared of violence.
A pharmacist, a headmaster, a former hotel manager, several farmers, and the unemployed are running for local offices as independents or members of small parties in Kenya, challenging large-scale, mainstream corruption.
Deputy president William Ruto, the running mate of President Uhuru Kenyatta, was out with his family at the time of the attack in the town of Eldoret.
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.
Kenya’s high consumer food prices are worrying because they are unresponsive to the policies pursued. The country needs to address this and improve planning to attain stability.
The string of bombings, all of which were claimed by Somali Islamist insurgents, underscores the difficulty faced by Kenya’s government to secure the country ahead of national elections
Kenya’s progressive 2010 constitution brought improved women’s representation in parliament and public life. But historical prejudices remain, always more intensely apparent during elections.
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In small and large events in the US and across the world, women went on strike demanding equality this International Women’s Day.
In Africa, the idea of a post-truth era – which by implication fundamentally presupposes the existence of an era in which ‘truth’ was self-evident – is folly.
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While Kenyatta focused on his pet project of increasing investment in the health sector, Modi pushed for a faster process to draw up an action plan on security collaboration.