Elections will go ahead despite opposition leader's withdrawal, says Kenyatta

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"The only election Jubilee is interested in is one that it must win, even unlawfully", said Odinga.

He also placed blame upon Kenyatta's administration for proposing amendments to electoral law that he said "go against global best practice that in the middle of an elections contest one can not change the rules and put in place rules that seek to favor him". Odinga said he wanted to allow for reforms that would deliver a "credible election". He said the order lacked adequate scrutiny of the forms used to tally votes and warned it could unleash judicial chaos in the east African country.

He said his withdrawal was in line with the constitution and in the interest of the country and its bilateral partners.

The High Court on Monday gave Mr Odinga an ultimatum of four days to state whether he will take part in the polls or not after a voter filed a petition over Nasa's declaration that there shall be no election on the 26th.

"The procedure for nomination of presidential candidates is provided for in the Elections Act of 2011".

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In its ruling invalidating the August 8 election, the high court cited a consistent pattern of irregularities in polling stations reporting results.

Kenyatta termed the decision a "judicial coup".

Previous tolls from the disputed elections - since annulled by the Supreme Court - had not exceeded 24, and until now there were few details into how the deaths occurred.

The nationwide demonstrations was called by Raila Odinga, the opposition leader, who also demanded that the ruling party is blocked from changing voting laws, to suit Kenyatta.

The Supreme Court issues days later a detailed judgement lambasting the IEBC for failing to properly conduct the election.

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NASA's main bone of contention is anchored on the electoral changes that were being debated by Parliament.

Raila further cited the proposed amendments om electoral laws fronted by Jubilee saying; "The ill-conceived amendments to election laws are not only unconstitutional but go against worldwide best practice that in the middle of an elections contest one can not change the rules and put in place rules that seek to favour him".

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The commissioner has tweeted that it will communicate the way forward following the new developments.

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