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IEBC Fixes 17 October For Kenyatta-Odinga Re-Run

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    IEBC Fixes 17 October For Kenyatta-Odinga Re-Run

    The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced Kenya's presidential election will be re-run on 17 October after the original result was annulled.

    According to IEBC head the election this time will be contested only by President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga.

    Mr Kenyatta was earlier declared the winner by IEBC, having got 54% of the vote. This result was rejected by Mr Odinga who complained of widespread irregularities and the Supreme Court declared the first poll null and void.

    The opposition has pressured that some Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials be removed before the re-run to ensure that the electoral process is tampered again with.

    In announcing the new date, IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati said it was "imperative that a detailed judgement... is released in order to allow the commission to identify areas that require improvement", the BBC reported.
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