September 1, 2017 / 12:07 PM / 7 months ago

Kenya election board: we'll change personnel to ensure election integrity

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The chairman of Kenya’s election board said on Friday it would make personnel changes and prosecute any staff involved in deliberate tampering with last month’s vote, after the Supreme Court declared it invalid.

A supporter of an opposition leader Raila Odinga celebrates in Mathare slum after President Uhuru Kenyatta's election win was declared invalid by a court in Nairobi, Kenya, September 1, 2017. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

“To protect the integrity of (the) sovereign will of the people the commission intends to make internal changes to personnel,” said Wafula Chebukati, who said he was not resigning.

reporting by Maggie Fick; writing by Katharine Houreld; editing by John Stonestreet

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