Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Raila Odinga Withdraws from Kenya Presidential Elections 10 October 2017

Raila Odinga the National Super Alliance (NASA) Presidential candidate has withdrawn from the Kenya Presidential Elections due to be held on 26 October 2017. This move caught the country by surprise, but it was a move by NASA to pre-empt changes brought in by the Jubilee Coalition, who have what political observes call a “conspiracy of numbers” in the Kenya Parliament. Raila Odinga’s withdrawal means fresh elections may need to be held. It stops the current President Uhuru Kenyatta from being sworn in without fresh elections. NASA in the meantime aim to continue street protests. Whilst presidential elections in many countries in the world are finished and done within a day, the Kenya Presidential Elections saga continues.

Useful reading:
Bernard Namunane (2017) ‘NASA finds refuge under 2013 court verdict.’ Daily Nation, 10 October 2017 URL: (Accessed 10 October 2017)
Patrick Lang’at (2017) ‘ NASA leader Raila blames IEBC for poll withdrawal,’ Daily Nation, 10 October 2017 URL (Accessed 10 October 2017)
The Standard Team ‘ Country facing crisis as NASA leader Raila Odinga quits presidential poll,’ The Standard (Retrieved 10 October 2017)

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