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Month to expected poll Uhuru, Raila rally Nairobi bases

The Oppostion said it would hold demonstrations to agitate for the exit of Chiloba and 11 others from office/RCIU

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 17 – With a month to the expected repeat presidential poll on October 17, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga camped in Nairobi on Sunday to rally support.

President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto campaigned in Mwiki, Karasani while NASA Candidate Raila Odinga was at the Jacaranda Grounds of Embakasi East Constituency.

The Opposition has vowed to boycott the election if its list of demands are not met, including staff changes at the electoral commission which it’s adjudged guilty.

Odinga on Sunday morning listed Commissioners Abdi Guliye and Boya Molu, Commission Secretary Ezra Chiloba and the head of the repeat presidential poll project team Marjan Hussein Marjan as among 12 it wants out.

It also wants Commission Deputy Secretary Betty Nyabuto as well as the ICT Director James Muhati, Director, Legal Praxedes Tororey and Operations Director Immaculate Kassait out.

It has also listed among the 12, three who were county returning officers for Kisii, Mombasa and Nakuru.

Jubilee Party, on the other hand, asked the Opposition to stop issuing unnecessary demands adding that Kenyans are ready for elections.

President Kenyatta castigated NASA leaders for continuously antagonising Kenyans who want to move on with their day-to-day activities, saying elections should not derail the development of the country.

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