Kenyan Opposition Says It Won’t Challenge Election Outcome in Court


Kenya’s main opposition alliance said it won’t challenge the results of last week’s disputed presidential election rerun in court and instead vowed to mobilize its supporters to press for a third vote.
“We won’t prevent citizens going to court” to try and nullify the outcome, Musalia Mudavadi, the co-principal of the four-party National Super Alliance, told reporters in Nairobi, the capital, on Tuesday. “As Nasa, we are not going to court.”  

President Uhuru Kenyatta, 56, secured 98.3 percent of the vote in an Oct. 26 election that the Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission said was free and fair, but was boycotted by Nasa leader Raila Odinga, who described it as a sham. The electoral agency said the turnout dropped to 38.8 percent from 79 percent in an Aug. 8 contest that also handed victory to Kenyatta and which the Supreme Court nullified after the electoral agency failed to disprove opposition claims of rigging.

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