The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, the election governing of Kenya has secured October 17th as the day when fresh Presidential elections will be held in Kenya after the supreme court annulled the August 8, elections.
In the official letter released by Wafula Chebukati, the chairperson of IEBC, he said that the decision to hold elections on October 17th was arrived at on Monday after a plenary meeting following the court’s decision on Friday last week to annul the results that declared the incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta as the president.
In the meeting they also resolved that there will be no fresh nominations and Petitioner Right Hon. Raila Odinga and the 3rd respondent Uhuru Kenyatta will be the only candidates in these fresh elections alongside their running mates Stephen Kalyonzo Musyoka and William Ruto respectively.
The IEBC requested the Supreme Court to share the detailed judgment of the concluded petition to allow the commission to identify areas of improvement since the ruling identified that there were irregularities in the electoral process.
The electoral governing body hasn’t given the full road map and the process that will be used in this re-election but has promised to share it with the stakeholders as soon as it will be determined.