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Kenya's president says new vote will go ahead

10 October 2017 6:03 PM
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Kenya's president says new vote will go ahead

Nairobi- Kenya's president says the October 26 election will go ahead despite the withdrawal of opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Kenyatta on Tuesday told supporters that "there is nowhere the constitution says Raila Amollo Odinga has to be on the ballot."

Odinga has pulled out of vote and said Kenya's election commission did not make the changes needed to avoid the "illegalities" the Supreme Court cited when it nullified Kenyatta's win in the August election.

It was Odinga's legal challenge that led the court to nullify the election and order a new one. Odinga had alleged manipulation of election results.

The election commission now says it is meeting with its legal team about the way forward.

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