Veteran opposition leader describes presidential poll as a ‘sham’ but stops short of calling for protests amid fears of violence

The leader of Kenya’s main opposition party has called for a campaign of civil disobedience and resistance on the eve of a controversial rerun presidential poll.

Raila Odinga told a crowd of several thousand supporters in the centre of Nairobi that the polls scheduled for Thursday were a “sham” and amounted to a “coup d’etat” by Uhuru Kenyatta, the incumbent president, and told them not to vote.

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