As was the case in Kenya back in 2017, the credibility of this year’s presidential election will once again be decided by the Supreme Court ... after the Azimio La Umoja flagbearer Raila Odinga rejected the results terming them ‘null and void’.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to finish his second term and hand over to a new leader. The presidential election pits veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga – who has Kenyatta’s backing – against William Ruto, the deputy president.
Recent elections have brought violence and been contested in the courts. Odinga is piling pressure on the electoral commission with various demands that he argues are prerequisites for a free and fair election. But Ruto’s team seems to back what the electoral commission is already doing.