OPPOSITION LEADERS RAILA AND KALONZO COULD BE FORCED TO PARTICIPATE IN REPEAT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

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Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka.
BY SAM ALFAN.
BY SAM ALFAN
Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka could be forced to participate in the repeat presidential election.
The High Court will on October 24 rule on a case seeking orders to compel NASA leaders to participate in the fresh presidential election.
This is even as the opposition leaders failed to enter their responses in the case.
Last week High Court gave NASA leaders four days to respond to the suit filed by Pokot South MP David Pkosing.
The case, however, kicked off without their participation.
IEBC together with the Attorney General submitted that anyone or a party has a right to boycott the election but has no right to impede the right of others.
The court was told that the constitution prohibits a person from stopping citizens from choosing their leaders.
In the case, Pokot South MP David Pkosing moved to court saying that Nasa leaders are seeking to secure power through a crisis, triggered by failure to hold the fresh presidential election within 60 days as directed by the Supreme Court.
The MP said he is apprehensive that there is a political conspiracy to prevent the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), as presently established, from conducting the fresh presidential elections.
According to the MP, if the fresh presidential election that is slated for October 26, aborts by whatever means, Kenya is likely to plunge into a constitutional crisis.

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