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September 12, 2017
by McCormack Speaks
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Kenya’s Fresh Election Ruling: Just Another Installment in a Highly Contested Process

By Jeremiah Ogondo Asaka
PhD candidate in Global Governance and Human Security

ballot boxKenya’s 2017 general election has been one of the most litigated general elections since the country’s first multiparty poll in 1992.

Just weeks before Election Day the country’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) was still embroiled in court battles. In fact, days before the vote, it appeared in court at least twice.

In the first instance Kenya’s main opposition coalition – the National Super Alliance – alongside the Thirdway Alliance Party of Kenya challenged IEBC’s award of a ballot printing tender to Al Ghurair – a Dubai based firm.

The High Court of Kenya ruled for the plaintiffs effectively barring Al-Ghurair from printing the presidential ballot papers. Continue Reading →

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