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Kenya High Court rules minor candidate should be on ballot for poll re-run

NAIROBI, October 11 – The Kenyan election board should include Ekuru Aukot, who polled less than one percent in
presidential elections in August, on the ballot in the event of a re-run, the High Court ruled on Wednesday.

“I find nothing to bar the petitioner from contesting the fresh election,” said Justice John Mativo.

His ruling means President Uhuru Kenyatta may still have a challenger on October 26, when the re-run is scheduled. despite the withdrawal of top opposition candidate on Raila Odinga over allegations of bias.

Reuters

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