Kenya’s opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has pulled out of the country’s presidential re-run race scheduled to hold on October 26.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that the Supreme Court annulled the result of the August 8 poll due to irregularities.
Incumbent President, Uhurru Kenyatta was declared the winner of the August 8 elections.
Odinga had called for the replacement of electoral officials, threatening to withdraw from the race.
He announced Tuesday that his withdrawal would give the electoral commission enough time to introduce reforms that will help deliver a more credible election, the BBC reports.
“We have come to the conclusion that there is no intention on the part of the IEBC [electoral commission] to undertake any changes to its operations and personnel… All indications are that the election scheduled for 26 October will be worse than the previous one,” he was quoted as saying.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that Odinga also called on people to protest on Wednesday, using the slogan “no reform, no elections”.