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>> Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta says he's ready for another election after the Supreme Court cited irregularities in last month's presidential vote and cancelled his victory. Speaking to Parliament on Saturday he also warned the Chief Justice not to interfere with the electoral body, so the polls could be conducted as soon as possible.
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It's an unprecedented move in Africa where governments often hold sway over judges. It's a less bitter message than the one he had for judges on Friday, when he called them crooks and told supporters he's still the incumbent president. In August, Uhuru Kenyatta won the presidential race by 1.4 million votes.
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But opposition leader Raila Odinga filed a petition to the Supreme Court, claiming the results from more than a third of polling stations were fatally flawed. Odinga's success is the first of its kind in the country. He says the decision marks a victory for democracy in Africa. A new vote will now have to be held in 60-days time.
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But can the country face another election so soon. Reuter's Maggie Fick is in Nairobi.>> Kenyan elections are a costly affair. The contest last month, which included not only the presidential elections but votes at other levels of government as well, cost the Kenyan state roughly $1 billion, according to estimates.
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The country is East Africa's biggest economy and has a history of disputed elections and political violence. Although the ruling spells uncertainty for the country, long-term it's seen as a win for Kenya's institutions.