Odinga to run for Kenyan presidency under opposition coalition

Raila Odinga, Presidential Candidate of Kenya’s National Super Alliance of Kenya (NASA)

Former prime minister Raila Odinga has been named as Kenya‘s opposition presidential candidate for the August general election.

Senior leaders of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition made the announcement at Uhuru Park in the capital Nairobi on Thursday during a rally attended by tens of thousands of supporters.

In a repeat of the 2013 election line-up, 72-year-old Odinga will challenge President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is running for a second and final five-year term.

Kenya’s five main opposition leaders hope their unprecedented alliance will be enough to defeat the ruling Jubilee Party on August 8.

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