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Kenya: Supreme Court Does Not Delay Repeat Election

1 MIN READOct 25, 2017 | 13:29 GMT

Without enough judges to form a quorum, Kenya's Supreme Court on Oct. 25 was unable to rule on whether to delay the country's repeat presidential election, slated for Oct. 26, Reuters reported. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's main challenger, Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance party, successfully challenged the results of the previous election but withdrew from the new race when the government failed to meet his requests for reform. After the Supreme Court's announcement, Odinga's supporters took to the streets in protest. Many onlookers are concerned about the possibility of violence on voting day, and the Commonwealth of Nations, an intergovernmental organization, has decided to withdraw its observers from the election, citing security fears.  

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