The decision to call new elections is a win for democracy in a country dominated by flawed processes – and shows politics can be conducted in a better way

Three weeks ago Kenya’s polls body the Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission declared Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of the country’s fiercely contested nationwide elections. Kenyatta’s re-election as president was however contested by opposition leader Raila Odinga, with the results challenged in the country’s highest court.

On Friday Kenya’s supreme court annulled the vote, and called for new elections; these will take place on 17 October.

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