KENYAN OPPOSITION LEADER SAYS OCT 26 REPEAT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION FLAWED

NAIROBI, The leader of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, Raila Odinga, who boycotted the Oct 26 fresh presidential election ordered by the Supreme Court, claims that the election was flawed and has called for another fresh, free, fair and credible election.

Odinga claimed Tuesday that only 3.5 million voters turned out to vote in the fresh presidential election and not 7.5 million as declared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), which has declared incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of the repeat presidential election majority. Odinga had called on his supportres to boycott the poll,

Speaking in Nairobi for the first time since the declaration of the fresh presidential poll results, Odinga also announced the establishment of a “People’s Assembly”, which he said would exist until a legitimate presidency is formed. The People’s Assembly will have religious leaders, the youth, economic interest groups and civil society.

He also announced a National Resistance Movement (NRM) which will schedule its programme of activities to include economic boycotts, Citizen Assemblies across the counties in addition to broad-based forums bringing together all stakeholders, including elected leaders.

The resistance movement shall be responsible for implementing a vigorous positive political action programme that includes economic boycotts, peaceful processions picketing and other legitimate protests.

President Kenyatta was on Monday declared duly elected by the IEBC after garnering 7,483, 895 votes in the fresh presidential election, or 98.26 per cent of the valid votes cast.

The IEBC has provided access to Presidential candidates, agents and observers who have made an official request to access the results transmission server from the day of election to the day the results were announced. IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati said the commission will also avail the logs to other interested parties upon request.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK