Kenya Politics

Kenya ’s repeat presidential election looked set to go ahead after a last -ditch bid 

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 .

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