Days after his inauguration, Raila Odinga now wants fresh election in August

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NASA leader Raila Odinga. PHOTO: CAPITAL FM

The National Super Alliance head Raila Odinga, has shared plans for the coalition saying it will push for a presidential election in August 2018.

In an interview with the BBC which was seen by Zipo.co.ke, Mr Odinga was asked about the now outlawed National Resistance Movement and his controversial January 30 installation as the people’s president.

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NASA leader Raila Odinga during his swearing-in ceremony at Uhuru Park on January 30, 2018. PHOTO: TWITTER

Maintaining his coalition doesn’t and won’t recognise Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidency, the ex Prime Minister said he would use diplomatic means to push for reforms.

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“We want a third election, and according to our timetable, by August this year,” Mr Odinga who boycotted the October 26, 2017 repeat poll said.

He bashed the State for what he called open disregard of the law, more so for ejecting of its leader Miguna Miguna out of the country.

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Raila reckons the government had declared war on Nasa but said they would not relent in their pursuit for electoral justice.

“We are trying to use peaceful means to bring the change we want. We have been talking about dialogue but Uhuru Kenyatta is pretending that there is no crisis. There are more serious issues to talk about before development such as electoral justice,” he added.

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The demands by Raila Odinga for fresh presidential election comes as a surprise as it’s only been ten days since he officially took the “oath of office” as people’s president.

The international community including the African Union as well as Western countries including the US and UK have condemned Raila’s swearing-in which they termed as an illegal exercise although Raila disagrees.