Kenya election overturned, new vote ordered within 60 days

President Uhuru Kenyatta's lawyer Fred Ngatia

Kenya's parliament sits for the first time since controversial election

Kenya's treasury says the government allocated $483 million for the election with $415 million directed to the electoral commission, known as the IEBC.

There shall be new presidential elections in Kenya as the country's Supreme Court has annulled the result of the one held earlier in August. August's elections, that he lost to President Uhuru Kenyatta, were widely expected to be his last shot.

East Africa's biggest economy has a history of disputed elections.

"An order is hereby issued directing the 1st Respondent to organise and conduct a fresh Presidential Election in strict conformity with the Constitution and the applicable election laws within 60 days of this determination under Article 140 (3) of the Constitution".

In 2000, the US Supreme Court declared former President Goerge Bush the victor, even when it was clear that there were election irregularities.

"It is a historic decision, the first of its kind in Africa", Murithi Mutiga, a Nairobi-based senior analyst at the International Crisis Group, said. It also raised questions for worldwide monitors, who had declared the election fair. The litigation and debate on the merits of the election was done at the Supreme Court and not on the streets.

Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta.

"We are ready for elections but we don't have confidence in the IEBC", said Odinga.

A lawyer for Kenyatta, Ahmednasir Abdullahi, said the decision was "very political" and the election board had "done nothing wrong".

Odinga, who secured 44.7% of the vote, said the electoral commission's computers were hacked to generate a victory for Kenyatta.

The electoral body had previously declared Kenyatta the victor after garnering 54 percent of the votes cast.

Odinga, a longtime opposition candidate and the son of Kenya's first vice president, had unsuccessfully challenged the results of the 2013 vote that Kenyatta won.

Odinga called for the election commission to be disbanded. He also said he had no plans to step down.

In addition, the registrar's report found that the electoral commission failed to provide full court-ordered access to its servers, which NASA had demanded in order to back up its allegations of hacking. "Clear evidence shows that the commission was taken over by criminals. they must face criminal prosecution", he said, naming particular officials.

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