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Kenyan opposition leader rejects date of new elections

AP , Tuesday 5 Sep 2017
Kenya elections
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta casts his vote, accompanied by his wife Margaret, center-left, in Gatundu, north of Nairobi, in Kenya. Kenya's electoral commission has announced Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 that fresh presidential elections will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, following the Supreme Court ruling that annulled the August elections.(Photo: AP)
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Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga says he does not accept the date for the new presidential elections announced by the electoral commission.

Odinga said Tuesday the commission did not consult with his coalition on how the elections will be carried out and when, and he says the vote should not be limited to two candidates.

Odinga wants some of the commission's officials to be prosecuted and says if the vote goes forward without "legal and constitutional guarantees" the results of the new election will not be different.

Kenya's Supreme Court last week nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election because of irregularities and called for a new vote. The electoral commission says the election will be Oct. 17.

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