Kenya's general election, which had been praised by international observers, risks failing the credibility test after commissioners of the electoral ... body differed over the final presidential results. Are we staring at another bungled election?
In a televised address, PM Hamdok said that “despite everything that has been done to reach a consensus…it has not happened.” He added that he had tried his best, and said he was resigning to “…give a chance to another man or woman of this noble country to….help it pass through what’s left of the transitional period to a civilian democratic country.”
Despite his reinstatement in November, PM Hamdok had found his position untenable as mass pro-democracy protests continued. In addition to campaigning for civilian rule, pro-democracy protestors rejected the November 21 power-sharing deal Hamdok made with the military, which required him to name a new cabinet overseen by the military.