Citing "irregularities" in the country's recent presidential election, Kenya's supreme court has nullified the election results in a shocking ruling on Friday. "This is a precedent-setting ruling", he said.
"They can not. Kenyans will decide, and that is the nature of democracy. They have stolen the election for long", said fishmonger Lynette Akello.
The president's chief lawyer, AhKmednassir Abdulahi, told the court the quashing of the result was a "very political decision", but said they would live with the consequences.
Six judges ruled in favour of the petition filed by opposition leader Raila Odinga.
However, in a dramatic and widely unexpected turn of events, the Supreme Court agreed with the opposition coalition.
Kenya's stock market tumbled on the news of the Supreme Court's decision. In 1997, former President Mwai Kibaki challenged the election of President Daniel Arap Moi in court and the case was thrown away by court simply because the former never served the latter with petition papers.
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As his supporters took to the streets throughout the country to celebrate the court's decision, Kenya made history as the first country in Africa to annul a presidential election.
Mr Odinga, who ran for State House for the fourth time on August 8, said they do not have faith in the commission headed by Mr Wafula Wanyonyi Chebukati.
Odinga said outside the Supreme Court that this marks a historic moment for Kenyans.
In the majority decision, Maraga said the election commission (IEBC) had been responsible for "irregularities and illegalities" which "affected the integrity of the election".
"An order is hereby issued directing the 1st Respondent to organise and conduct a fresh Presidential Election in strict conformity with the Constitution and the applicable election laws within 60 days of this determination under Article 140 (3) of the Constitution".
With Kenyatta receiving more than 50 percent of the votes, the contest was not forced into a second round of voting.
The ruling on Friday (Friday night NZ Time), broadcast to a stunned nation on national television, sets up a new race for the presidency between Kenyatta, 55, and veteran opponent Raila Odinga, 72.