Angry IIEC calls off Kamukunji poll

Stephen Mudiari | Nation
IIEC chairman Isaack Hassan (right) with Joseph Masindet, the Kamukunji by-election returning officer, during the press conference at the Commission’s offices in Nairobi on May 21, 2011. Mr Hassan said that court ruling of May 20, 2011 stopping the by-election had set a bad precedent for the country.

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  • IIEC says the controversial High Court ruling halting by-election amounts to usurping its powers and vows to challenge it at the Appeal Court

The electoral commission on Saturday accused the High Court of usurping its powers as wide condemnation greeted the Friday injunction stopping the Kamukunji parliamentary by-election.

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