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.
As police clash with opposition protesters defying a government ban on demonstrations, Kenya's opposition candidate Raila Odinga tells DW his reasons for withdrawing from newly-scheduled elections.
Raila Odinga has pulled out of the re-run of the presidential election scheduled later this month. Odinga said he wanted to allow for reforms that would deliver a "credible election."
Roselyn Akombe has stepped down from commission responsible for safeguarding democratic elections. Kenya is readying for a second presidential election, amid street protests and claims it will not be fair.
Soon after opposition head Raila Odinga dropped Kenya's election rerun, lawmakers passed a bill making it easier to name President Uhuru Kenyatta the winner. But a recent court ruling means he may face a new challenger.
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