Odinga Leads Kenya Protests as Nation Teeter on Edge

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Kenyan Opposition Leader, Raila Odinga.

Nairobi –  KENYA’s opposition leader, Raila Odinga on Friday leads street protests demanding an end to what the coalition he fronts terms “electoral impunity” in the East African nation.

Kenya has been on knife-edge since the October 26 presidential repeat election won by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Odinga boycotted the re-run, which was marred by pockets of political violence, citing an unfair electoral field.

In a letter to the Nairobi Country police commander, Japheth Koome, the National Super Alliance (NASA) said it is demanding electoral justice in today’s street protests.

“Our client intends to hold peaceful procession on Friday 10 within Nairobi County, you are hereby notified of the same and requested to provide security to ensure criminal elements do not take advantage to harm protesters, the public and property,” reads in part the letter written by Edwin Sifuna acting on behalf of NASA.

The NASA protest comes after the United States based think tank, Canter Centre called for constructive dialogue between Kenyatta and the opposition to prevent the country sliding into civil strife.

Canter Centre said the presidential poll re-run left the country polarized.

“Rather than consolidating support for a national political program, the election polarised the country and exposed the deep tribal and ethnic rifts that have longed characterised its politics,” the Canter Centre said in statement.

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