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Historic court ruling sparks election chaos

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Confusion reigned over the fate of a key parliamentary by-election nullified by the court on Friday after election officials evaded court service and political parties urged voters to turn up on Monday.Court servers pinned the court order on the doors of the election commission headquarters after the offices were closed before 5pm.Senior election commissioners, who were not available to be served at their city headquarters on Friday, will meet Saturday morning to review the court ruling stopping the Kamukunji by-election set for Monday.The High Court ruling that elections would not go ahead because one of the candidates had been unjustly denied the opportunity to run by the Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC) sparked anger from political parties which vowed to go ahead with the polls...Should the by-election go on as slated..?