KENYA: ODINGA’S SISTER TO BE CHARGED FOR VIOLENCE

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Opposition leader Raila Odinga, campaigning in his Kisumu base

Kenya’s chief prosecutor’s office is expected to charge opposition leader Raila Odinga’s sister and Fred Outa, an opposition senator with incitement to violence and other crimes today.

The impending charge follows attacks on staff of the electoral body, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) last week.

Mr Odinga withdrew from this week’s rerun of the presidential election ordered by the country’s Supreme Court after it annulled the August polls. He claims the current electoral environment cannot engender free and fair polls.

The opposition leader further called for widespread protests on election day, but President Kenyatta has said just as the opposition has the right not to participate in the elections, others who want to participate in a lawful national exercise will do so without any hindrances.

The President declared yesterday as a day for prayers in preparation for this week’s polls. There have been sporadic protests in parts of the country leading to clashes between protesters and police over the last couple of weeks.

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