Kenya to hold new presidential election on 17 October

Kenyatta and Odinga will be only names on ballot along with their running mates.
Kenya will hold a fresh presidential election on 17 October following the supreme court's decision to annul the results of the contentious 8 August presidential poll that saw incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta declared the winner.
The electoral commission says that the new ballot will only include Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga whose legal challenge led to the surprise ruling by the supreme court. The ballot will also include the candidates' respective running mates.
Odinga, who has four consecutive presidential election defeats under his belt, has called for a reshuffle of the electoral commission to allow for "fair and accurate" elections.
Following the supreme court decision both candidates ruled out the prospect of power sharing.
In the invalidated 8 August election Odinga, of the National Super Alliance (NASA), lost by a margin of 1.4 million votes to Kenyatta, of the multi-party Jubilee Alliance. Kenyatta received 54 per cent of the vote against Odinga's 44 per cent.

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