Kenya's Odinga rejects election re-run date without 'guarantees'

05 September 2017 - 10:29 By Reuters
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, speaks during a church service inside the St. Stephen's cathedral in Nairobi, Kenya September 3, 2017.
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, speaks during a church service inside the St. Stephen's cathedral in Nairobi, Kenya September 3, 2017.
Image: REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Tuesday his coalition would not participate in a re-run of a presidential election proposed for Oct. 17 unless they are given "legal and constitutional" guarantees.

"You cannot do a mistake twice and expect to get different results," Odinga told reporters.

Kenya's Supreme Court on Friday ordered a re-run of the Aug. 8 vote within 60 days, saying President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory was undermined by irregularities in the process.

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