Elections In Africa - News In Brief

Upcoming Elections

Past Elections
Cote d'Ivoire-28 Nov 2010
Niger-31 Jan 2011
Ghana-07 Dec 2008
Malawi-20 May 2014
Mozambique-28 Oct 2009
Namibia-27 Nov 2009
Mauritania-18 Jul 2009
Botswana-16 Oct 2009
Togo-04 Mar 2010
Guinea-27 Jun 2010
Liberia -11 Oct 2011
Ghana-07 Dec 2012
About AEP
The African Elections Project :  your authoritative African Elections Information and Knowledge online portal, covering elections across the continent

Projecto Eleições Africanas: seu portal autorizado para informação e conhecimento sobre Eleições Africanas. Cobrindo eleições por toda Áfrca.

Le projet sur les elections en Afrique: votre portail exclusif et credible d'information et de connaissance en ligne, qui couvre les élections à travers le continent
News
Date:15 Feb 2013
Kenya: High Court Clears Uhuru, Ruto Free to Seek Elective Posts



A five-judge bench has given the Jubilee Alliance some reprieve after it ruled that Uhuru Kenyatta who is the coalition's presidential candidate and his running mate William Ruto are free to seek any elective seat in 4th March Kenya elections

The judges ruled that the high court does not have jurisdiction to hear matters on qualification or disqualification of presidential aspirants. With Kenyatta and Ruto facing charges of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court, the judges ruled that only the Supreme Court has the exclusive and original jurisdiction to determine their eligibility to vie for any elective position.

The ruling also added that since Kenya’s election commission had already passed Kenyatta and Ruto as fit to stand, any ruling “would end up usurping” the powers of the commission.

With little time left before the March 4 election, the ruling effectively clears the way for Kenyatta to contest the polls, in which he is seen as one of the leading candidates for the country’s top job.

AEP

Get the latest news and updates on elections in Africa by following us on twitter @africanelections and like our facebook page.





Connect With Us

Elections In Africa Calendar
Mozambique-15 Oct 2014
Botswana-24 Oct 2014

Elections In Africa-Facts Sheet