Kenya ’s repeat presidential election looked set to go ahead after a last -ditch bid to delay the highly contentious vote failed on Wednesday when the Supreme Court was unable to reach a quorum .
Chief Justice David Maraga , who overturned the August 8 victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta , was forced to ditch the planned hearing , as only two of seven judges were present in court.
At least five judges are needed to form a quorum .
“This matter cannot be heard this morning ,” Maraga said .
Another judge was ill and out of the country , one could not get a flight to Nairobi and two were “ not able to come to court, ” he said .
Maraga said quashing their appointment would create a “crisis of unimaginable magnitude ”, so the decision is unlikely to impact Thursday’s election .