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Raila reject the new date set by IEBC for repeat election

By NJ Correspondent

Members of NASA coalition led by Presidential candidate Riala Odinga address the media.

The opposition leader, Raila Odinga wants the repeat election to be postponed, The NASA leader said the elections should not be held on 17th October set by IEBC; instead it should be held on 24th October.

IEBC on Monday announced 17th October 2017 as the new presidential election date.

Mr Raila claimed the date was set by Jubilee Party and not the IEBC itself. Raila is also demanding legal certifications from the electoral commission that will prove the repeat poll will be free and fair before the commission proceeds with its mandate.

Raila wants an  audit of the technology employed at transmitting the election results “it is inappropriate and foolhardy for IEBC to continue planning a fresh election without fully complying with the Supreme Court orders in redeployment of technology for use in presidential election”, he said. “we therefore demand an audit of technology in full compliance with the law

IEBC said it is waiting for the Supreme Court judgments of the nullified presidential election so that the commissions will identify the areas of improvement for fresh election. “The commission calls for patience and understanding among all stakeholders as we work together to deliver free, fair, credible and peaceful elections,” said the commission.


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