Kenya's Kenyatta, Odinga back on campaign trail

Tensions between the two camps have been rising following Friday's Supreme Court judgment that nullified the 8 August presidential poll.

FILE: Kenya's opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga (centre) reacts on 1 September 2017 after the Supreme Court in Nairobi nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's election win in August. Picture: AFP

NAIROBI - Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga are back on the campaign trail following a Supreme Court judgment that nullified the 8 August presidential poll.

Addressing supporters Odinga said his opposition coalition, NASA, would not share power with Kenyatta's Jubilee.

Tensions between the two camps have been rising since Friday's historic judgment.

Odinga spent the weekend in opposition strongholds in the capital Nairobi.

First, he went to the slum districts of Kibera and Mathare and told supporters NASA would not share power with Jubilee.

He repeated his call for the electoral commission to be dissolved and for commissioners to face criminal prosecution following the findings of the highest court in the land.

Meanwhile, Kenyatta insists the same commissioners who have only been in place for seven months should be allowed to run the elections again in 60 days.

He has called on other NASA members, some of whom were elected into office on 8 August, to resign if they agreed with the court that the poll was not conducted in line with the constitution.

Last month's election was one of the most expensive ever held on the continent.

Kenya's treasury says the preparation and execution cost the country around $480 million.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)