Tension in Kenya ahead of crucial election ruling

Supreme court ruling on presidential election validity on 1 September.

Kenya's supreme court is to rule on 1 September on the validity of the country's presidential election which took place on 8 August and saw incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta returned to power for a second five-year term.
Kenyatta's rival Raila Odinga alleges that the country's new system for transmitting results electronically was rigged to favour Kenyatta and has appealed to the courts to annul the result.
The two-horse presidential race saw Kenyatta of the multi-party Jubilee Alliance receive 54.17 per cent of the vote while Odinga, of the National Super Alliance (NASA), took 44.94 per cent.
Although more than 20 people were killed in riots after Kenyatta's victory was declared on 11 August, the election was relatively peaceful in comparison to Kenya's post-electoral violence ten years ago when 1,100 were killed and hundreds of thousands displaced.
The lead-up to the 2017 election was overshadowed by the murder of the IT director of Kenya's Indepedent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IBEC) however the election itself was roundly welcomed as "free and fair" by international observers. 
Should the court annul the result of the presidential election the IBEC has 60 days to organise a new vote.

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