TRI­PAR­TITE TALKS FAIL ON NEW KENYA POLL

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NAIROBI - Kenya's of­fi­cials say talks have col­lapsed be­tween the elec­toral com­mis­sion, rul­ing party and op­po­si­tion on how to con­duct fresh pres­i­den­tial elec­tions.

Sen­a­tor James Orengo, op­po­si­tion can­di­date Raila Odinga's rep­re­sen­ta­tive, on Thurs­day said the talks failed be­cause the rul­ing party has in­tro­duced changes in the elec­toral law and is us­ing its ma­jor­ity in par­lia­ment to re­move a re­quire­ment that re­sults be trans­mit­ted elec­tron­i­cally, a mea­sure in­tro­duced to curb elec­toral fraud fol­low­ing the 2007 flawed poll.

Kenya's elec­toral com­mis­sion set Oc­to­ber 26 to re­run the pres­i­den­tial elec­tions af­ter the Supreme Court nul­li­fied Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta's Au­gust re­elec­tion cit­ing ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties and il­le­gal­i­ties in the vote-count­ing.

Odinga has said he will not par­tic­i­pate in the fresh poll with­out ma­jor re­forms of the elec­toral com­mis­sion. Keny­atta has said he does not want changes.

Uhuru Keny­atta ad­dress­ing the Press

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