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Kenya’s main opposition leader announced Tuesday that he was dropping out of a rerun of the August presidential election, casting doubts on the legitimacy of the vote process.
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Kenya’s veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga has said he will not participate in the fresh presidential election ordered by the country’s supreme court after he challenged the original result.
Odinga, 72, said he had taken the decision in “the interests of the people of Kenya, the region and the world at large”. All indications are that the election scheduled for 26 October will be worse than the previous one.”
The election re-run was due to take place on 26 October, but Mr Odinga said on Tuesday: "We have come to the conclusion that there is no intention on the part of the IEBC [electoral commission] to undertake any changes to its operations and personnel... All indications are that the election scheduled for 26 October will be worse than the previous one."
Mr Odinga said his withdrawal would give the electoral commission enough time to introduce reforms that will help deliver a more credible election.