Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga withdrawn from re-run of the presidential election

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has withdrawn from a re-run of the presidential election. He says electoral officials have failed to make necessary reforms.

Kenya’s Supreme Court last month annulled the August presidential poll, won by President Uhuru Kenyatta, due to widespread irregularities in the counting process.

Since then Odinga and his National Super Alliance have vowed not to take part in the re-run unless a series of reforms are made to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says the election will go ahead on October 26 as planned despite Odinga’s pullout.