Kenya’s leading opposition alliance, the National Super Alliance (NASA), has pulled out of the repeat elections slated for October 26.
NASA supremo Raila Amollo Odinga announced today the he and running mate Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, would not take part in the elections.
‘After deliberating on our position in respect of the upcoming election, considering the interests of the people of Kenya, the region and the world at large, we believe that all will be best served by Nasa vacating its presidential candidature in the election scheduled for 26 October 2017,’ said Mr Odinga.
In August this year Kenya went to the polls and incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta was announced victor. However, the election results were contested by NASA, and consequently the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice David Maraga, annulled the elections citing irregularities occasioned by the Interim Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).