By Brian Odhiambo
Elgeyo Markawet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has sensationally claimed that NASA flagbearer Raila Odinga will drop out of the repeat presidential polls slated for October 26.
In a series of tweets, the Senate Majority Leader claimed legal uncertainties have complicated the Opposition chief decision to drop out of the race.
His first tweet read:
Jubilee draft laws seeking to change the electoral rules will be a big blow to NASA if they see the light of day.
If Raila Odinga boycotts the election Uhuru will be declared President if an amendment to Section 86 of the Election Act on the procedure of a repeat presidential election is anything to go by.
The clause reads:
“Where only one candidate remains after the withdrawal, the remaining candidate shall be declared elected forthwith as the president-elect without any elections being held.”
Murkomen second tweet read:
Raila Hoped that by dropping out of the race he will cause a crisis but a few cases in court are complicating matters for him