KOT weigh in Odinga’s withdrawal from repeat presidential poll
Kenyans on Twitter had a lot to say after Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga withdrew his candidature in the October 26 repeat presidential election.
Mr Odinga and his deputy Kalonzo Musyoka announced their withdrawal on Tuesday.
The coalition co-principal Musalia Mudavadi stated that the withdrawal will provide enough time for the electoral commission to hold fresh elections.
Some Kenyans online lauded the opposition’s move while others pointed out the uncertainties and need for constitutional interpretation.
Like I said on Citizen TV Sunday Live,Raila-Kalonzo have chickened out of the Presidential contest&are on the run.So run baba run.
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) October 10, 2017
With the withdrawal of Baba Raila Odinga from #Ballot2017 , Kenya enters into uncharted Constitutional & Legal waters! God Save Kenya!
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) October 10, 2017
My reading of this is that the demand for fresh nominations is calculated to give NASA a new presidential candidate who is not Raila Odinga.
— Oliver Mathenge (@OliverMathenge) October 10, 2017
This man Raila, misadvised!
— Manu Baz' Kipruto (@mannubaz) October 10, 2017
The withdrawal of Raila Odinga from the fresh presidential election further plunges this country into more uncertainty.
— Theuri Symo (@symotheuri) October 10, 2017
Raila Odinga has finally done the right thing
— Freddylove (@JeoffreyFred) October 10, 2017
This will backfire on Raila Odinga. This time round the move was not strategic.
— Lord Wanjau (@lordwanjau) October 10, 2017