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Responding to the Kenyan Supreme Court’s decision to annul last month’s presidential election and order a re-run, Justus Nyang’aya, Country Director at ©ty International Kenya, said:

“Today’s historic ruling demonstrates the independence of Kenya’s judiciary and sets an example for the rest of the world.

“We urge all parties to comply with the judgment, and call on the police to observe restraint in their handling of any celebrations or protests that may follow this landmark ruling.”

In its judgment this morning, the court said the election was marred by irregularities and was not conducted in accordance with the constitution, and ordered the electoral commission to organize a fresh poll in 60 days.