Kenya: Raila Odinga Withdraws from Election Re-run

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Kenya’s opposition leader, Raila Odinga made know his decision to quit the election rerun scheduled to hold on the 26th of October this month after successfully challenging the victory of the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta in court.

The controversial August 8 election results were invalidated by Kenya’s Supreme Court with an order to the IEBC to run a new election in 60 days.

Odinga announced his withdrawal from the October 26 poll in Nairobi, where he told reporters that he felt the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had refused to reform.

“We will not allow autocracy back into Kenya,” Odinga said.

“The only election Jubilee is interested in is one that it must win, even unlawfully,” he said, referring to Kenyatta’s party.