Kenya to hold new presidential vote on 17 October - electoral commission

The court found irregularities on the part of the electoral board, harming the integrity of the election that handed President Uhuru Kenyatta a second five-year term.

Kenya's opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga (centre) reacts on 1 September 2017 after the Supreme Court in Nairobi nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's election win in August. Picture: AFP

NAIROBI - Kenya will hold a new presidential election on 17 October, a senior official at the election commission said on Monday, days after the Supreme Court nullified the vote held in August.

The court found irregularities on the part of the electoral board, harming the integrity of the election that handed President Uhuru Kenyatta a second five-year term.

Veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga hailed the verdict as a historic moment for Kenyans.