Six Reasons Why Raila Bowed Out of the Presidential Race

KENYA: Police teargas opposition protesters as US express worry ahead of presidential poll

No sooner had the Supreme Court given its ruling nullifying President Uhuru Kenyatta's win last month, than the Nasa leader came up with a raft of conditions for IEBC to implement before the repeat poll otherwise "elections won't happen", although he has not expounded how Nasa will effect their threats.

In a party statement, Odinga's National Super Alliance said that Jubilee had "no intention of competing on a level playing field" and slammed the IEBC.

His Jubilee Party has instead used its parliamentary majority to pass changes in the electoral law ahead of the October 26 that the opposition says are meant to make the transmission of results a manual process that has less safeguards against electoral fraud and makes it more hard for the Supreme Court to annul a presidential election.

This handout photograph released by The Presidential Service Communication Unit (PSCU) shows Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) watched by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi as he addresses media representatives outside his office in Nairobi on August 14, 2017.

Following the withdrawal of the NASA presidential candidate, the Commission and the legal team are meeting and will communicate way forward.

Raila accused the electoral commission of "refusing neglecting or failing to put in place measures to correct the illegalities and irregularities pointed out by Supreme Court while overturning the August election".

It was not immediately clear whether the election will go ahead or whether Kenyatta will automatically be declared president.

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Ricardo Rossello and Del. "What is really nasty is that anyone would turn their back on the Puerto Rican people", she added . He observed Hurricane Maria's damage, shook hands with officials, and talked federal funding.

It said while the United States did not back any party or candidate, it fully supports the work of an election board.

Since the elections of August 8, Kenya has been on edge. "We are sure we will get more votes than the last time".

Odinga also wants independent global experts to be engaged to manage the entire ICT framework of the elections, with close supervision of the candidates' agents and the IEBC.

Odinga, meanwhile, reiterated he would boycott the October 26 rerun if his demands for electoral reform were not met.

Opposition lawmakers had also said on Tuesday they would boycott the elections.

Last week, the IEBC told Odinga that they can not meet his demands due to tight timelines and binding legal contracts.

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