Kenyan opposition leader Odinga abandons poll re-run

Kenyan opposition leader Odinga abandons poll re-runKenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga withdrew Tuesday from a re-run of the presidential election in the latest twist to a political saga that has plunged the nation into uncertainty. Odinga, 72, said he was pulling out because Kenya’s election panel had failed to make vital reforms — but he indicated this did not mean his battle was over. The Supreme Court stunned the nation last month when it annulled the August 8 election victory by President Uhuru Kenyatta, citing what it called widespread irregularities in the counting process.



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