Kenya fete on as IIEC publishes results

August 23, 2010 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 23- The Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC) has published the final referendum results paving way for the August 27 promulgation of the new Constitution.

The publication of the outcome in a special Kenya gazette notice may render two pending court cases challenging the validity of the referendum process and results null and void.

The 14-day window for challenging the new law lapsed on Friday about the same time when the two cases were filed.

Legal experts say the IIEC could argue it was never served with the application and in law could argue it was unaware such cases existed giving it leeway to publish the final result after the expiry of the period allowed.

The High Court was Monday due to hear a case filed b y a voter who is challenging the initial publication  of the results saying it was not done according to the law.

More details to follow…


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