Kenya: court dismisses a lower court’s ruling that stopped printing of presidential ballot papers
- Kenya’s court of appeal dismissed a lower court’s ruling that stopped the printing of presidential ballot papers over alleged problems with the way the tender was awarded to the Dubai-based firm, Al Ghurair.
- The high court had said there should have been public participation in the tender process. But the appellate judges said the high court faulted in finding that public participation was a requirement in direct tendering.
- The judges also said the high court had not considered that the election is now just a few weeks away, due on 8 August.