Summary

  • Raila to a new announcement on the way forward after the controversial repeat election.
  • The Nasa leader is rooting for a new presidential election in 90 days even as he told off those demanding his retirement from politics.
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Nasa leader Raila Odinga addressing Kawangware residents PHOTO: Associated Press

Nasa leader Raila Odinga is on Monday expected to make a new announcement on the way forward after the controversial repeat election.

The National Super Alliance was on Sunday rooting for a new presidential election in 90 days even as its leader Raila Odinga told off those demanding his retirement from politics.

Mr Odinga, who spoke in the city’s violence-hit Kawangware 56 neighbourhood, said President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto had lost the mandate of talking on behalf of Kenyans following the low turnout in the repeat election, which Nasa boycotted.

“Our position is to carry out a credible election in 90 days,” he told the crowd in his short speech.

“They are saying that Kenyans are tired of electioneering but I am telling them that the country is tired of their prevarication, of their refusal to have a proper election.”

He was accompanied by MPs Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini), Millie Odhiambo (Suba South), George Aladwa (Makadara), Simba Arati (Dagoretti North) and Woman Reps Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay), Florence Mutua (Busia) and Esther Passaris (Nairobi).

Mr Odinga said Nasa’s call on Kenyans to boycott the October 26 election was successful and had denied Jubilee the mandate to lead the country.

“We told people to stay at home and they heeded our call,” he said.

“The President and his deputy have lost the mandate to speak on behalf of Kenyans. They only speak for themselves.”

He also discredited the repeat election turnout, which IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati last evening put at 43 per cent, saying the Kenya Integrated Electoral Management System kits were manipulated for a Kenyatta win.