Kenya’s Re-election Succumbs to Chaos – Now What?

Kenyan electoral politics are in a perilous state. After the Kenyan Supreme Court threw out the results of the most recent presidential elections, a new election was called. In the run-up to the re-election, chaos ensued. Just 15 days prior to the re-election, opposition leader Raila Odinga withdrew. Two days before the re-election, the bodyguard of the deputy chief justice was shot and killed. One day before the re-election, a mere two of the seven justices showed up to rule on a petition to delay the election rerun. On the day of the re-election, Odinga encouraged voters to remain...

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