NAIROBI, Kenya – A former lawyer for President George W. Bush now representing Kenya's prime minister in his fight to win a new presidential election says he doesn't think Kenya's election commission is impartial.
William Burck told The Associated Press that Kenya's election commission failed in its duty to ensure the March 4 presidential election was fair. Among the faults was what Burck called an inexplicable rise in the number of registered voters just before the vote.
Burck is representing Prime Minister Raila Odinga in his petition to Kenya's Supreme Court asking that the results be scrapped and a new election held. Uhuru Kenyatta — the son of Kenya's founding father — was named the winner with 50.07 percent.
The Supreme Court has until a week from Saturday to rule on Odinga's petition.