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Covid-19 and elections: How relevant is African Court case for Kenya?

The African Court’s decision on whether a state could postpone an election cannot resolve any issue on that topic in Kenya.

In Summary

• There is only one provision for postponing an election and that is in case we are at war. Not even, as some people have said, for some other crisis.

• And war means war – declared in accordance with the Constitution, and not war on the virus, or corruption or drugs.

Decisions of international courts rarely to attract much attention in Kenya –particularly if the counytry is not actively involved. Yet last week, Kenyan newspapers carried headlines like “Africa ...

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