Kenyans on social media react to ruling annulling polls

High Court Hears Closing Arguments In Challenge to Kenyan President's Re-Election

"It is clear that the real election results were never shared with Kenyans".

While in Austria, court overturned presidential election in the country after it was marked by a lot of irregularities.

It said these issues would be elaborated on in the detailed judgment of the court, which is to be published within 21 days.

In addition, the irregularities which marred the August 2017 elections need to be uncovered and addressed.

Diplomats already had congratulated President Uhuru Kenyatta on his election win.

However, they vowed to turn out in large numbers during the repeat election.

Following the announcement, many took to Twitter to congratulate the judges for their decision.

When the judgement was delivered, business went on as usual including in Mr Kenyatta's Gatundu South Constituency where local and global media had camped.

Even when Kibaki complained that Moi was surrounded by security and his team had failed to serve him with the court papers the court could hear none of this.

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"They are going to have to wipe a huge amount of egg off their faces", John Githongo, an anti-corruption campaigner and former head of Kenya's anti-corruption commission, said of the worldwide observer missions. The court has called for a new election within 60 days.

"It's historic and it could potentially be a moment that consolidates Kenya's democratic credentials", said Crisis Group analyst Murithi Mutiga, adding that the fate of the election board could "trigger a crisis" if there was no consensus. "Maraga should know that he is now dealing with the serving president", Mr Kenyatta said.

Kenyatta said that while he doesn't support the ruling, he will respect it. We respect it. We don't agree with it.

Mutiga said the ruling "means Kenya, one of the most open societies in Africa, is gradually maturing as a democracy".

The vote had raised fears of major political violence - as was the case after a disputed election in 2007.

Kirinyaga Jubilee vice-chairman Mureithi Kang'ara said he did not believe what had happened.

"The court has made its decision".

"I'm a lawyer by profession but I'm not satisfied with the judgement". Mr Odinga challenged the results and the government agreed to postpone Mr Kenyatta's inauguration until September 12. More than 1,000 people were killed in months of bloodshed after Odinga - defeated by then-President Mwai Kibaki - claimed the vote was rigged.

Mr Jadiel Muchui said there could be a voter apathy in the region as some voters who live in others towns may find it hard to travel upcountry to going by August experience where fares were doubled. He called for peace in a country where some elections have been followed by deadly violence.

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"We are not at war with our brothers and sisters in the opposition because we are all Kenyans", Kenyatta said on national television. It is time to go back and have a strategy that will give us victory.

The decision was met with joy in the streets of the capital, Nairobi, where armed police barricaded streets leading to the Supreme Court on Friday.

"The commission invited the office of the director of public prosecutions to urgently investigate and prosecute any of our staff that may have been involved in violations of the election offenses act", he said.

In Mandera County, it was also business as usual in the towns of Elwak, Kotulo, Lafey, Takaba, Banisa, Rhamu and Mandera.

Three of Kenya's presidents since independence from Britain in 1963 have been Kikuyu and one has been from the Kalenjin tribe.

Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta, whose re-election was nullified by Supreme Court on Friday, has accepted the judges verdict, saying that he was ready for the fresh elections.

The August 11 declaration of Kenyatta's victory with 54.27 percent of the vote - with not all the tallying forms in - sparked two days of protests in the slums of Nairobi and Kisumu, traditional opposition strongholds.

"We are shocked by the Supreme Court's decision".

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