Nasa’s moves raise questions on fate of October 26 poll

National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga (second left), co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka (right) and Moses Wetang'ula after meeting with Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman, Wafula Chebukati at Bomas of Kenya on October 3, 2017. PHOTO | YASUYOSHI CHIBA | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The opposition was yet to submit its list of agents for the repeat election. 
  • Mr Odinga has announced he will not participate in the election unless electoral reforms are effected but Western powers are said to have reached out to him last week to reconsider his decision.
  • US ambassador Robert Godec is understood to have this week asked him to steer the country out of a looming crisis.
  • Sources in Nasa say they will not only avoid the polls but also ensure their supporters do not vote to deny Mr Kenyatta credibility.

The last minute cancellation of two scheduled rallies at the Coast this weekend has cast doubts over Nasa’s participation in the October 26 repeat presidential election.

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