ashes in Kenya as supporters of the incumbent President, Uhuru Kenyatta, and his rival, Raila Odinga, await a Supreme Court verdict on why last month's election was annulled. Police fired tear gas disturbing a swarm of bees which attacks the crowds. Kenya's Supreme Court blames the country's electoral commission, the IEBC for its decision to annul the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The key findings against the election board on Wednesday, that officials had not verified the results before they were announced, but the supreme court stopped short of saying the election was rigged, as alleged by Raila Odinga. Election board officials declared Kenya to the winner of the August Day poll leading by 1.4 million votes.
But his rival, Raila Odinga rejected the ruling, saying the 2017 election as well as the previous two was stolen from him. The Supreme Court nullified the result, citing irregularities on September 1st, ordering a new poll within 60 days. The commission had set October 17th as the re-run date, but Kenya may not be ready by then.
The French IT company, OT-Morpho which supplies the electronic system used in the last election, says its technology will not be ready. And Raila Odinga says he'll not take part in a repeat vote unless some staff of the electoral commission are fired.