The Supreme Court has annulled the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta and ordered a fresh election be held within 60 days.
The Supreme Court ruled that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission did not conduct the August 8th general election in accordance to the law thus putting into question the integrity of the entire poll.
In the ruling delivered on Friday morning, the court determined that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) failed, neglected and refused to carry out the election in the manner dictated in the Constitution.
The Supreme Court also found out that there were irregularities in the transmission of election results.
Four judges including Chief Justice David Maraga, his deputy Philomena Mwilu, Isaac Lenaola and Smokin Wanjala ruled in favor of the petitioner.
"Elections is not an event but an process. After considering the totality of the entire evidence, we are satisfied that the elections were not conducted in accordance to the dictates of the Constitution and the applicable principles," Chief justice David Maraga said.
"That President Uhuru Kenyatta was not validly elected on August 8.".
Justices Jackton Ojwang and Njoki Ndung’u, however, dissented with the ruling and did not find serious grounds to nullify the election.
The verdict was delivered in the absence of Justice Mohammed Ibrahim who was taken ill on Tuesday.
The IEBC now has to organize a fresh election within 60 days, that is by November 1st.