Kenya seals off election nullification

By Samuel Ssebuliba:

Following nullification of the August 8th election results in Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta has finally assented to the law that has sealed all loopholes that will make it nearly impossible to overturn a presidential election win in future.

Some of the significant provisions of the new law gazetted on Thursday is a clause that would make it difficult for the Supreme Court to annul the election of a president based on minor inconsistencies.

The law provides that a court shall not declare an election void for non-compliance with the law if it appears that the election was conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Constitution and that the non-compliance did not substantially affect the result of the election.

The law was instigated following the decision by the Supreme Court to nullify the August 8 presidential results on grounds that it was massively tainted by irregularities and illegalities.