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September 22, 2017

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Alastair Leithead, the BBC’s Africa Correspondent put it to Raila Odinga that “you must know that your demands cannot be met” by the October 26 polling day

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BBC Asks Raila Odinga: “Are You Pushing For Constitutional Crisis?”

BBC Asks Raila Odinga: “Are You Pushing For Constitutional Crisis?”

National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga has told the BBC that he would not take part in Kenya’s presidential election re-run now scheduled for 26 October unless and until all his “irreducible” demands are met.

Odinga called for the ICT structure for the elections administration to be overhauled; the French digital company OT-Morpho who provided the equipment that was used to identify voters and transmit the election results to be removed from the process; the company who printed the ballot papers for the August election to be replaced; and some election officials to be replaced and prosecuted.

Alastair Leithead, the BBC’s Africa Correspondent put it to Raila Odinga that “you must know that your demands cannot be met” by the October 26 polling day. Mr Odinga, however, said he believed that  the election could take place as planned.

Leithead also asked Raila Odinga, “Are you pushing for a constitutional crisis so you get a share of government without an election?” Mr Odinga denied the suggestion.

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