Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said he plans to hold more than a dozen rallies across the country to galvanize support for political reforms including an overhaul of the nation’s electoral body.
Kenyan Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, who is accused of crimes against humanity, led Prime Minister Raila Odinga in a presidential vote that both complained had suffered from technical faults and delays.
Kenya should revive plans to create a “credible” local judicial system to persuade the International Criminal Court to refer investigations into post-election violence back home, Prime Minister Raila Odinga said.
There are signs that if challenges Kenya is facing are not addressed in a national dialog, “road to peace will be thorny and difficult,” Raila Odinga, now opposition leader, says in letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta. * Odinga-led Coalition for Reforms & Democracy proposes dialog to include discussion on “inclusivity and national unity, devolution, corruption, the electoral process and national security,” according to copy of letter e-mailed yday by his spokesman * NOTE: June 11, Kenya’s Ex-Premier Odinga Plans Rallies to Demand Reforms NSN N70A776S972Q<GO> * NOTE: Odinga lost bid to Presidency to Kenyatta in March 4 election
Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga , who underwent head surgery last month, will travel to a private location outside of the capital, Nairobi, for “a few days” to help aid his recovery, his office said.
Kenya has “no option” other than to cooperate fully with the International Criminal Court’s probe into post-election violence almost three years ago that left 1,500 people dead, Prime Minister Raila Odinga said.