Kenyan election results voided over "irregularities."
In a surprise ruling, Kenya's Supreme Court voided that country's presidential elections over "irregularities" in the balloting. The August 8th elections had returned incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta to office, and the losing opposition candidate, Raila Odinga, had petitioned the court to nullify the results, charging that the vote had been hacked and otherwise electronically manipulated (New York Times). Few thought Odinga's suit had much merit, particularly since international observers had concluded the election was fairly conducted. (Odinga himself seems as surprised as anyone by the decision.) The court has directed that a new election be held within sixty days (New York Times).