The National Super Alliance (NASA) has threatened to hold a parallel presidential election on October 26th.
Speaking during a rally attended by Raila Odinga at Mama Ngina drive in Mombasa on Sunday, Siaya Senator James Orengo said the opposition outfit would hold a parallel election to that by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on October 26th.
"If President Uhuru Kenyatta and IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati go ahead with the elections, we will conduct our own election," remarked Orengo.
Orengo's remarks were echoed by several NASA leaders. NASA has vowed that there would be no election on October 26th and their candidate has already withdrawn from the race, citing lack of commitment by electoral commission to hold a free, fair and credible poll.
However, IEBC said it would not strike out Raila's name from the ballot because he had not officially withdrawn from the race by signing form 24A as required by election regulations.
Nasa said it will rally supporters in their strongholds to boycott the October 26th election.
“From Monday we will continue with street demonstrations, we are against the October 26 elections and we will boycott elections in Ukambani, coast, Western, upper and lower North Eastern, all parts of Homan Bay, Kisumu, Nyamira among other regions,” said former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama.