Kenya presidential election re-run to go ahead after Supreme Court fails to hear delay petition

Tomorrow’s presidential election will take place as planned.

Kenya’s Chief Justice has said the Supreme Court has been unable to hear a petition calling for a delay in the presidential re-run as not enough of the court’s seven judges were available to hear the case.

Five judges are required for a quorum, but according to David Maraga, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu was “not in a position to come to Court” after her bodyguard was shot yesterday. He is currently receiving treatment at a Nairobi hospital.

Speaking to Citizen TV, lawyer Paul Muite said: “It means elections are on tomorrow. There is no order stopping the election.”

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has withdrawn from the election while President Kenyatta has said the ballot must go ahead.

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