Kenyatta and Odinga back on the campaign trail

Kenya's Supreme court made a historical decision to nullify their 2017 election results. We know that a re-election needs to take place in the next 60 days, but what happens next?

President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga are campaigning once more. Dr Sam Kamau, political analyst and Aga Khan University lecturer says that Kenyatta has been criticising the court's decision to nullify the elections.

Read: Credibility of Kenya's electoral commission questioned after polls annulled

On the other hand, Odinga has praised the decision, but Kamau says that the opposition leader does not want the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to conduct the re-election, as it could interfere with the results again.

While Kamu is uncertain whether the IEBC will be removed for the rerun or not, he is confident that the election will be done in a way that satisfies both parties.

Both sides are appealing to their supporters in terms of keeping them motivated.

Dr Sam Kamau, political analyst and Aga Khan University lecturer

What we can expect next, the campaigns have already started, even though the IEBC have not formally declared the campaigns. We still don't have a date for the election, but I think we are going to see the two sides and political formations mobilising their supporters in preparation for this.

Dr Sam Kamau, political analyst and Aga Khan University lecturer

Listen to the full interview below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Kenyatta and Odinga back on the campaign trail


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