Opposition MPs in Kenya have boycotted the opening of the new
parliament to protest against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s
decision to address it after a court annulled his election win.
They say that parliament should not have been convened until
after the election re-run slated for 17 October.
The MPs instead joined opposition leader Raila Odinga for a
campaign rally in the capital, Nairobi.
Mr Kenyatta said he still had the power to convene
Mr Kenyatta was declared winner of the 8 August poll, garnering
54% of the vote against Mr Odinga’s 44%.