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>> Talked of the list of demands for Kenya's opposition leader constitutional reform that would curb the President's powers. Raila Odinga told Reuters in an interview that he was open to talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta and that an interim government should run the country for six months. More than 50 people have been killed in turmoil since an August election that Kenyatta won, but that was annulled.
He also won an October rerun. But an opposition boycott meant turnout was low.>> You can see there is a lot of unease in the country. Some people are talking about cessation and so on. Those are symptoms of a society that is at war with itself. So although we have a new constitution enacted in 2010, we think that it's now time for us to revisit it.
>> Odinga said the pure Presidential system deepen tensions between Kenya's many ethnic groups since each want its man at the top>> Reuters Danka Maruri is in Nairobi.>> Odinga told Reuters that the matter had moved beyond the issue of free, fair and credible presidential election. Saying that comprehensive reforms including the constitutional review are required, in order to foster inclusion.
He said there is need for a strong independent Judiciary, a stronger election board, in order to hold fresh elections within the next six months.>> Rights activists have lodged cases against Kenyatta's latest victory and the Supreme Court has two weeks to review them.>> Odinga said that if President Kenyatta who was re-elected again on October 2016 in an election that Odinga boycotted, is sworn in for a second term, that will reopen the struggle for reforms in the country.
>> Most powers are concentrated in Nairobi. Odinga believes devolving more authority to the regions could cut the risk of violence for minority groups that feel shut out of the corridors of power.