Kenya court says Dubai firm can print presidential ballot

AP News
Posted: Jul 20, 2017 7:53 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court decision that stopped the printing of ballots by a Dubai-based company for next month's presidential election.

The High Court stopped the printing by Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing after the opposition raised concerns about how the contract was awarded and alleged links between the firm and the family of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Leading opposition contender and former prime minister Raila Odinga has claimed a plot to rig the election by printing 2 million additional ballots. Kenyatta has denied the claims and accused the opposition of trying to sabotage the Aug. 8 elections.

The Court of Appeal says in part that the High Court didn't take into consideration the short amount of time remaining before the vote.