Veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga launched his fifth bid for Kenya’s presidency yesterday, this time with the support of his former rival President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Voters are due to go to the polls next August but Kenyatta will not be on the ballot due to a constitutional term limit of two, five-year terms.

Odinga praised Kenyatta for initiating the dialogue that united them four years ago after a bitter dispute following the 2017 vote.

Dressed in the orange and blue colors of Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement party, the supporters sang and danced at the rally.

 Some waved party and national flags.

In Odinga’s last three runs for office in 2007, 2013, he led his supporters to protest at the outcomes in court, saying his victories were stolen. Deadly clashes followed the 2007 and 2017 votes.END.


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