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How International Media Reported Raila's Exit From The Elections


Raila Odinga Withdraws From Race
Raila Odinga's decision to quit the presidential race after a fierce legal battle he termed as fight for democracy at the Supreme Court has baffled the world.
Here is how the huge news was reported.

Kenya's Raila Odinga withdraws from election re-run

Raila Odinga, Kenya's opposition leader, has withdrawn from a re-run of the presidential election, saying electoral officials have failed to make necessary reforms. Kenya's Supreme Court last month annulled the August presidential poll, won by incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta, due to widespread irregularities in the counting process.

Raila Odinga quits Kenya election re-run

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga pulls out of the 26 October poll re-run, urging a "credible election".

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga withdraws from Oct. 26 election re-run - France 24

Odinga, 72, said he was pulling out because Kenya's election panel had failed to make vital reforms, but he indicated this did not mean his battle was over. He cited legal arguments which his party believes will compel election officials to begin the whole process from scratch.

Kenya's opposition leader, Raila Odinga, pulls out of presidential re-run - Premium Times Nigeria

Kenya's opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has pulled out of the country's presidential re-run race scheduled to hold on October 26. The Supreme Court annulled the result of the original August 8 poll due to irregularities. The first election was won by incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Raila Odinga quits Kenya election re-run

Mr Odinga said his withdrawal would give the electoral commission enough time to introduce reforms that will help deliver a more credible election. The Supreme Court annulled the result of the original 8 August poll after finding irregularities and declaring it "neither transparent or verifiable". The electoral commission had declared incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta the winner.

Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga withdraws from presidential election re-run

NAIROBI - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Tuesday he would not stand in a court-ordered re-run of August's nullified presidential election that is scheduled for 26 October.

Raila Odinga Says He Won't Run in Kenya's New Presidential Election

NAIROBI, Kenya - Raila Odinga, the Kenyan opposition leader, said on Tuesday that he would not run in a new presidential election after the Supreme Court nullified an earlier vote, saying it had been tainted by fraud and irregularities. The first election, on Aug. 8, was initially praised as a success.

Kenya in 'uncharted waters' as Opposition Leader withdraws from fresh election

Kenyan Opposition Leader Raila Odinga shocks the country by withdrawing his candidacy for a fresh presidential election ordered by the Supreme Court, saying the election commission had not made changes to avoid the irregularities and illegalities cited in the nullified August vote.

Kenya: Raila Odinga withdraws from election rerun

Kenya's veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga has said he will not participate in the fresh presidential election ordered by the country's supreme court after he challenged the original result. His decision to withdraw, which he said was prompted by no prospect of a credible election, leaves the re-run, set for 26 October, in disarray.

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