A re-run, run-off and fresh elections, this are terms common when an election petition is filed.
According to the verdict from the supreme court of law, a re-run, run-off and fresh elections can in some instances occur.
The arguments that are contained in the supreme court of law, will most of the influence the decision that were reach at by the supreme court of law.
In 2017 post elections, CORD leader, Raila Odinga declared the presidential null and void. He also went to challenge the Independent electoral and boundaries commission on declaring Uhuru kenyatta of Jubilee party as the president elect.
Chief Justice Maraga ordered for a re-run. The presidential elections were done again only that they involved the two top contendors.
In the year 2022, Kenyans are anticipating what ruling will it be from the judges led by Chief justice Martha Koome, will it a re-run, runoff or a fresh election.
Fresh elections include an exercise that occur on the elections day, August 9th. The supreme court of law orders for all the six balloted papers to be done again. This will include choosing the president, Governor, senator, Woman rep, Member of county assembly and member of parliament.
In the above case, if the court will rule that the exercise conducted by the Independent electoral and boundaries commission was not free, fair and credible.
A run-off is when the supreme court rules that none of the presidential contenders surpassed or reached the 50%+1 vote. In this case Raila Odinga of Azimio la Umoja scored 48.85% while William Ruto of Kenya kwanza, the president elect scored 50.48 per cent. This then initiates a repeat election.
In re-run , it is more or less the same as a run-off, but the election will involve all the four presidential aspirants that were in the ballot on August 9th 2022.
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