In Summary
  • Mr Odinga was accused of trying to engineer a constitutional crisis to resort to a coalition government.
  • In Kisii, Deputy Governor Joash Maangi said dialogue between the two protagonists could have salvaged the situation.

Leaders from Mt Kenya want the electoral agency to declare President Uhuru Kenyatta winner after Opposition candidate Raila Odinga announced his withdrawal from the repeat election.

A section of leaders accused the Nasa leader of trying to engineer a constitutional crisis to resort to a coalition government.

In Nyandarua, Assembly Speaker Wahome Ndegwa said Nasa had sent clear signals that they were not prepared for the election.

SWEAR IN
This is as Ol Joro Orok MP Michael Muchira said: “Mr Raila has realised that he has no following and his popularity has dwarfed.

"There can be no elections without a competitor, President Uhuru should be sworn in the next 14 days according to the Constitution.”

Teachers in the region welcomed Mr Odinga’s withdrawal, saying the move was good for the academic calendar and called for President Kenyatta’s swearing-in.

NATIONAL EXAMS
Mt Kenya Teachers’ Forum coordinator and spokesman Ndung’u Wangenye said the move ended the uncertainty in the upcoming national exams, students and teachers security as well as the economy.

Kieni MP Kanini Kega accused Mr Odinga of a plot to cause chaos to attract the international community that would then offer to mediate.

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