Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga withdraws from Oct. 26 election re-run

Kenyan opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga has withdrawn from the election re-run scheduled for October 26 under Kenya's competitive authoritarian regime.

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga withdraws from Oct. 26 election re-run

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta says the new election will go ahead despite the opposition candidate's withdrawal.

The Supreme Court stunned the nation last month when it annulled the August 8 election victory by President Kenyatta, citing what it called widespread irregularities in the counting process.

Since then Odinga and his National Super Alliance (NASA) have vowed not to take part in the re-run unless far-reaching changes are made to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC)...

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga withdraws from Oct. 26 election re-run - France 24

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