Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga threatens re-run election boycott



Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga has said that he will not take part in the presidential election re-run slated for 17 October "without legal and constitutional guarantees".

 
Last week, the Supreme Court annulled August's election result saying the electoral commission (IEBC) had not followed the constitution.


Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner by the IEBC.


The court said a new election needs to be held by 31 October.


Speaking to journalists, Mr Odinga said that the fresh vote must held in an environment where everything that went wrong can be corrected.
"We know exactly what transpired in these last elections, we know what the IEBC did and we know that if we were to go back there will be no different results and that's why will say there will be no elections on the 17 October," he said.




BBC      News.