KENYAN OPPOSITION MPS BOYCOTT UHURU KENYATTA’S SPEECH

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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
parliament.
Mr Kenyatta was declared winner of the 8 August poll, garnering
54% of the vote against Mr Odinga’s 44%.

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