TRIPARTITE TALKS FAIL ON NEW KENYA POLL
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