Kenya's Supreme Court on Friday nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's election win last month as unconstitutional and called for new elections within 60 days, shocking a country that had been braced for further protests by opposition supporters.
Kenyatta said he "personally disagrees" with the ruling but respects it, but he lashed out at the judges, saying that "six people have decided they will go against the will of the people." He called for peace in a country where some elections have been followed by deadly violence.
No presidential election in the East African economic hub has ever been nullified. Opposition members danced in the streets, marveling at the setback for Kenyatta, the son of the country's first president, in the long rivalry between Kenya's leading political families.