Kenya: Nasa, Jubilee Supporters Face Off in London
16 October, 2017, 02:18 | Author: Garry Little
KenyaÂ´s opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga, withdrew on Tuesday from a court-ordered re-run of the presidential election due on October 26, saying the vote would not be free or fair and leaving President Uhuru Kenyatta as the only candidate. A statement by national police spokesman George Kinoti said a crowd of about 2,000 people threw rocks at the police station and robbed shops, leading to the shooting, which is being investigated.
Security Minister Fred Matiangi on Thursday banned rallies in the centre of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, accusing opposition supporters of lawlessness after incidents in which property was destroyed, passers-by robbed or assaulted, and business disrupted.
Police fired tear gas at Freedom Park in the capital, Nairobi, where opposition protesters gathered.
He warned that the upcoming election could be run worse than the first one, and called for countrywide protests to urge reforms. Human rights groups protested, with some pointing out that police have killed at least 37 people in demonstrations since the results of the August election were announced.
Jubilee and opposition supporters staged separate demos in London, UK on Friday. Bondo is the hometown of opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Election officials have been locked in crisis meetings since the decision, as debate raged over what Odinga's move could mean for a dramatic election saga that saw President Uhuru Kenyatta's August 8 victory annulled by the Supreme Court.
But in an interview in London, Mr. Odinga said he's willing to return if that changes.
(Odinga) said on Friday his withdrawal from a presidential election rerun scheduled for October 26 meant the poll had been "cancelled" and there should be fresh nominations for a new vote. No candidate aside from Mr. Odinga and Mr. Kenyatta received even 1 per cent of the vote.
While the IEBC has made some concessions to the opposition, it says these demands are impossible to meet in the constitutionally-mandated period.
Acknowledging receiving the withdrawal letter from the Nasa duo, the commission stated it chose to include his name on the ballot, insisting they haven't signed form 24A to officially withdraw from the race.
Opposition legislator James Orengo said the law will lower safeguards against vote-rigging by making the preferred system of transmitting election results a manual one.
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In Kenya, seven people including six students were shot dead by unknown gunmen in a raid on a high school in Nairobi on Saturday. There was high drama at a police station in Turkana after angry residents stormed in and lynched a suspect.
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