Opposition leader Raila Odinga will still be on the ballot and the October 26 repeat Presidential poll is still on, the IEBC has now declared.
Odinga then surprised Kenyans by withdrawing from the fresh election, saying the electoral commission must be changed or the new vote risks having the same problems.
"The candidates for the fresh presidential election scheduled for October 26 shall include all the eight candidates who participated in the August 8 presidential election", it said. It was the first time a court had overturned the results of a presidential election in Africa, and the court ordered a new election, set for October 26.
He said the commission had "stonewalled" reforms the opposition had sought and wasted time in "public relations exercises" meant to create an impression of "motion without movement".
He told supporters: "There is nowhere the constitution says Raila Amollo Odinga has to be on the ballot".
Raila said his withdrawal requires the commission chaired by Wafula Chebukati to conduct fresh nominations as provided for in Elections Act 2011, Section 13 (1).
The election commission has said it was meeting with its legal team on the way forward.
Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga, the leader of the National Super Alliance, said he's pulling out of the race because the Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission refused to discuss proposed changes to the authority's personnel and procedures to ensure the vote is free and fair.
Kenyatta, who called the Supreme Court judges "crooks" after their ruling, has said he does not want changes to the commission. His Jubilee Party has instead used its parliamentary majority to push for changes in the electoral law ahead of the October 26 vote.
"The Supreme Court clarified that the relevant article is 138 (8) (b) which deals with cancellation of a presidential election, in the event of the death of the president or the deputy, on or before the scheduled date".
The electoral drama continues in Kenya, after opposition leader Raila Odinga announced Tuesday that he and his NASA coalition would not be participating in the country's presidential polls later this month.