BY KORIR JUMA.NAIROBI,29TH SEPT 2017-Opposition leader Raila Odinga says the opposition appreciates the keen interest taken by international partners and envoys a head of repeat presidential elections. Odinga said this on Friday when he met with convoys to discuss election related matters ahead of the October 26 vote.
Raila was accompanied by chief campaigner Musalia Mudavadi and Siaya Senator James Orengo at the Capitol hill where the discussion took place.
“NASA appreciates the keen interest that the US, EU and UK have taken in the Kenyan electoral process,” the NASA leader said.
The diplomats were led by US Ambassador Robert Godec and Chief Observer EU Monitoring Kenya Marietje Schaake.
After the August 8 election, diplomats and regional leaders mounted pressure on Raila to concede defeat.
This was after President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of the presidential poll by 1.4 million votes.
International observers said the election was largely fair but Raila disputed the results, saying it was rigged.
Raila moved to Court and the results were nullified by the Supreme Court after irregularities were found. The move that saw most of the envoys who had given the exercise a clean bill change their position and even offer apologies.
Earlier the coalition principals attended a meeting organized by the Anglican church.The meeting held on Nairobi was also attended by head of Anglican church Arch bishop Jackson Ole Sapit.
The leaders also talked at length on need to have all political players work together to ensure that the coming presidential poll slated for October 26th is free and fair.