Kenya court ruling 'honours Africa'
Publish date: 11 September 2017
Issue Number: 742
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
The decision by Kenya's Supreme Court to annul the re-election of outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta and order a rerun ‘does honour to Africa’, AU chair Alpha Conde has noted. The ground-breaking ruling annulling the 8 August presidential election was a first on the continent, notes a report on the News24 site. ‘This is behaviour that does honour to Africa and proves that democracy is now installed on the continent,’ Conde said. He said the AU ‘appreciates the spirit of maturity and responsibility shown by all parties to the process, who preferred legal channels to violence’.