Raila Odinga quits Kenya election re-run

(EBC; October 10, 2017) - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has pulled out of October's election re-run.

Mr Odinga said his withdrawal would give the electoral commission enough time to introduce reforms that will help deliver a more credible election.

The Supreme Court annulled the result of the original 8 August poll after finding irregularities and declaring it "neither transparent nor verifiable".

The electoral commission had declared incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta the winner. It said Mr Kenyatta had won by a margin of 1.4 million votes.

Source: BBC