Court Throws Out Case to Force Raila Participate in the Repeat Election

Court Throws Out Case to Force Raila Participate in the Repeat Election

The main opposition candidate Raila Odinga is boycotting what he calls a "sham election... which will not represent the will of the people". Police said it was not yet clear whether the Mwilu was in the auto at the time.

According to a special gazette notice signed by Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi, this will enable Kenyans prepare to participate in the fresh presidential election set for Thursday.

Kenya's Supreme Court will hear a petition on Wednesday filed by three Kenyans that seeks the cancellation of a presidential-election rerun scheduled for the following day.

Egyptian policemen, troops killed in clashes with militants
The group has claimed responsibility for several attacks around Cairo , targeting judges and police officers over the past year. It also said that 13 policemen, including four officers and nine conscripts, were injured and one policeman was missing.

Both the election board and the government have said the vote will go ahead, irrespective of whether Odinga contests it, and only a court ruling could legally delay the re-run ballot beyond the end of October.

Odinga's supporters had also on Monday took to the street in the western city of Kisumu to protest against the re-run election.

Wafula Chebukati, the electoral commission chief, has said he can not guarantee a credible election this week. She fled to the United States, saying she feared for her safety.

Look up to see the Orionids meteor shower tonight
Friday night, the sky is expected to light up again in a cosmic fireworks show as the Earth passes through a field of meteoroids. During certain times of the year, the comet's debris crosses paths with the Earth's orbit, causing spectacular meteor showers.

Last week, the head of the election board said it was not clear a free and fair vote could take place due to intimidation and political interference. "Proceeding under current conditions would deepen Kenya's ethnic cleavages and prolong a stalemate that has already claimed dozens of lives and come at a high economic cost", an ICG briefing note said.

There shall be no vacuum in the Office of the President should there be no election on October 26 as being pushed by NASA, a group of 25 lawyers have said.

Kenyatta has hit the campaign trail for the better part of the last two weeks touring his strongholds and those of Odinga to popularize his candidature.

Quinnipiac Poll: Northam has 14% edge over Gillespie
Gillespie, a former Republican National Committee chairman, campaigned along Vice President Pence over the weekend. Northam holds 48% while Gillespie holds 44% - Libertarian Cliff Hyra polled at 3%, while 5% remain undecided .

The top court, whose surprise decision to annul the August 8 election over irregularities set the stage for this week's new vote, said it will convene Wednesday morning to hear petitioners who allege that Kenya's electoral commission is in disarray and prone to political interference.

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