Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga withdraws from race, demands fresh election

NASA leader Raila Odinga has formally withdrawn from the fresh presidential election set for later this month. By doing so, Odinga said the IEBC should now cancel the repeat election and conduct fresh nominations.
He said on Tuesday, October 10 that his decision was of the conviction that their withdrawal is in the best interest of the country and a win-win for everyone. Odinga accused the IEBC of acting in bad faith for calling for the October 26 election without addressing the Opposition’s irreducible minimums it had presented.
On Jubilee Party, Odinga said it had embarked on ill-conceived amendments to election laws that are not only unconstitutional but go against international best practice that in the middle of an elections contest. President Uhuru Kenyatta is on record having said that he will not hesitate in signing into law the new changes being pushed in Parliament.

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