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In Kenya, the decision to annul an election could change the course of the whole country

No-one believed that this could happen. So what comes next?

By Ben Rawlence   October 2017

Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga react to the result in Nairobi. Photo: Getty

At 11am on 1st September the streets of Nairobi were unusually quiet. A stray car or two enjoyed the freedom of all three lanes of the normally clogged roads that bisect the city centre. Nearly everyone had stopped work to gather round the nearest television or radio. In the office where I was, workers shushed each other as the screen showed the six red-robed judges of Kenya’s Supreme Court filing into the courtroom. Fingers gripped…

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