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.
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 President Uhuru Kenyatta blamed domestic political leaders for two days of “ethnic violence” at the coast in which at least 58 people died and said al-Shabaab had nothing to do with the killings.
Somalia’s al-Shabaab militant group contradicted Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta by saying its fighters were responsible for attacks on the East African nation’s coast that left at least 58 people dead.