Kenya Opposition Leader Will Not Share Power
Although he lost in the cancelled election, Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has already made up his mind that there will be no power sharing when he wins.
Odinga said on Sunday that his coalition will not share power, two days after the Supreme Court annulled last month’s presidential election and ordered a new poll within 60 days.
“We will not share power,” Odinga said, speaking in Kiswahili outside a church in Nairobi. “We will not divide the loaf,” he said, a local reference to power.
Odinga, who also contested the presidential election in 2007 and 2013, repeated his statement after Friday’s court ruling that the opposition would not participate in the re-run of the poll without changes to the election commission.
On Friday, he had called for the commission to resign and face criminal prosecution.
Speaking at a rally in Nairobi attended by thousands of his supporters, he said: “We have said that you cannot force Kenyans to go to the polls that (are) being supervised by thieves.
“We will not accept (this),” he said.
“We will only go to the elections when we are sure that the ones organising the elections are people who will not side with one side or the other,” he added.