High court delays election


The High Court in Kenya has ruled that the next presidential elections should be held in March 2013 and not this August as previously planned.

The high court ruling is based on the expiry time for the current parliament which is 14th January 2013. The later date is because sixty days is permitted after the date the parliament ends. The ruling judge, Isaac Lenaola, also said that elections could be held this year if President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga sign an agreement to dissolve the coalition.

The High Court had been asked to give a ruling after conflicting dates had been given for the dates for both the presidential and general election.

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