>> With a repeat election due in Kenya in just over two weeks, the big question is, who will be in the running, if it happens? Opposition leader, Raila Odinga, pulled out of the rerun on Tuesday, saying, it wouldn't be free and fair. Now all could rest on a minor candidate who polled less than 1% in the August elections.
Kenya's high commission saying Wednesday that could run again. But the candidate hasn't confirmed if he'll stand, potentially handing victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta. That's after Kenya's parliament passed an amendment on Wednesday, ruling that Kenyatta will automatically be declared the winner if all other candidates withdraw. A parliamentary spokesman says the amended law will take effect as soon as the president signs it.
East Africa's biggest economy has a history of disputed elections. A repeat of the wide spread ethnic clashes that killed 1,200 people after disputed presidential poll in 2007 appears unlikely at this stage. But a Kenyan rights group said on Monday that at least 37 people were killed in protest immediately following the vote.
Almost all of them by police. On September 1st, the Supreme Court annulled Uhuru Kenyatta's victory by 1.4 million votes due to procedural irregularities, and ruled a new election had to be held within 60 days. The day it was set, for the 26th of October. If that schedule is not met, the constitution provides for a member of Kenyatta's party, to take power.