If allowed to stand, it will make a complete mockery of elections,” he said in his first remarks on Thursday’s presidential re-run, which his supporters boycotted en masse.
Without change, “elections will become coronation rituals,” Odinga warned.
“Actions by both sides of the political divide have been damaging to the electoral process and have put the people and institutions of Kenya in an extremely difficult position,” it said.
“Such a divisive electoral process, with accompanying violence, has been detrimental to Kenya’s democratic functioning and the rule of law, as well as its prosperity,” the mission said.
Human rights groups say police killed at least 67 people during protests after the August vote. He said reforms have not been made to make the vote credible. One school in Kisumu that saw huge lines of voters in the August election was closed Thursday. An opposition supporter said “We are not going to vote and we are not going to allow it.” An election official, John Ngutai Muyekho, sat with the uncollected boxes in another school guarded by security forces.
He said no ballot boxes had been delivered to the 190 polling stations in Kisumu.
– Odinga ‘the unpredictable’ – In his western stronghold of Kisumu, Odinga’s highly-anticipated speech drew a mixed reaction. “Raila knows that he can count on us, we are here, and we will be waiting for his word.” But 21-year-old taxi driver Samwell Ochyeng was a bit nonplussed, saying Odinga was definitely living up to his nickname Agwambo, a Luo word which translates as “the unpredictable”. We were waiting for a crucial announcement, and he comes up with this speech,” he said. “We are waiting, and whatever he says, we’ll do.” Aside from some scuffles after the results were announced, things have been largely calm for the past four days although security was stepped up Tuesday as more than a million pupils aged between 13 and 15 began sitting their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams. – In his victory speech on Monday, Kenyatta hailed the result as vindication of his triumph in the August poll which was later overturned. Turnout was just 38.8 percent, marring the credibility of a vote that has deeply polarised the East African nation, sparking months of bitter infighting, legal wrangling and violent protest.
While Flavio is on vacation in Kenya with his stunning wife, Naomi is in the midst of a charity trip working with children in Africa in a bid to further the work of her close friend and late world leader, Nelson Mandela.
If Fashion Finder owned a Birkin we would be unlikely to take it to the beach - that sand and salty air surely can't be much good for the leather but hey, that's just the way you roll when you're a multi million earning super model dating a Russian billionaire. However, the concept of mini bag as beach bag, we definitely buy in to that one!
So much chicer than the habitual canvas tote n'est-ce pas and we reckon the super-reduced Sophie Hulme on the carousel is just the ticket.
The mini handbag trend shows no sign of abating any time soon and designer labels from Louis Vuitton to Dior have all embraced the mini trend.
Trust Naomi Campbell though to go and trump them all with her miniature Birkin retailing at upwards of £2500.