Uhuru responds after Raila withdrew from Presidential race

Hours after Raila Odinga withdrew from the repeat poll, President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced...

Addressing a rally in Taita Taveta County, Kenyatta said that Odinga had exercised his democratic right to withdraw from repeat poll adding that elections with will go on as planned

At the same time, IEBC has announced that they are consulting with their legal team on the way foward.

"Following the withdrawal of the NASA presidential candidate, the Commission and the legal team are meeting and will communicate way forward," part of the statement by IEBC read.

The former Prime Minister announced that he had withdrawn from the repeat poll to give the electoral body more time to prepare for fresh polls.

"After deliberating on our position in respect of the upcoming election, considering the interests of the people of Kenya, the region and the world at large, we believe that all will be best serves by NASA vacating its presidential candidature in the election scheduled for 26 October 2017," Odinga stated.

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