After an election watched by thousands of observers, Kenya's re-elected president is pleading for unity amid opposition rejection. Uhuru Kenyatta won a second five-year term with more than 54 per cent of the vote.
Kenya’s opposition candidate Raila Odinga has told DW that some changes need to take place at the electoral commission if he is to take part in the repeat election set for October 26. President Uhuru Kenyatta disagrees.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said the Supreme Court staged a "coup" against the will of the people when it annulled his election win. The election board also delayed the new vote until October 26.
The ballot in Kenya's presidential election repeat is to be limited to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga. But opposition leader Odinga says his coalition will not participate in the repeat.
A Supreme Court decision to hold new elections - that’s something that nobody expected. Possibly not even Kenya’s opposition, which had initially ruled out the possibility of taking the legal path.
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