Kenyan Opposition Leader, Raila Odinga Calls For Protests On Election Day

Raila Odinga addresses his supporters at a past function


“Demonstrations will continue. October 26 will be the biggest demonstration of them all,” Reuters quotes him to have said on Wednesday.


Odinga’s call came on the back of a resignation by one of the country’s eight national electoral commissioners.

Roselyn Akombe, a commissioner of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) resigned on Wednesday morning in New York, where she had diverted to after a visit to Dubai where she had gone to supervise the printing of ballot papers.

“The Commission has become a party to the current crisis. The commission is under siege,” Akombe said in her resignation.

Kenya’s August 8 presidential election was nullified by the Supreme Court, which cited malpractices in the tallying and transmission processes.


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