18 Oct 2017

Kenya election re-run in jeopardy

International Editor

Kenya’s presidential election re-run , due in eight-days-time, is in trouble. The head of the election commission has said it is “difficult to guarantee a free, fair and credible election” after an official fled the country saying she feared for the safety of polling staff. The August election, in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner, was itself declared void last month by Kenya’s supreme court, which cited irregularities.