Kenyan Opposition Recommends Odinga as Candidate, Standard Says

Kenya’s largest opposition group, the National Super Alliance, recommends former Prime Minister Raila Odinga as its presidential candidate and Kalonzo Musyoka, an ex-deputy president, as his running mate, the Standard newspaper reported.

A 12-member committee appointed by the group voted 8-3 for the two to contest against against President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, during elections scheduled for Aug. 8, the newspaper said. The four leaders of political parties in the alliance are expected to meet Thursday to discuss the proposal, it said.

Musyoka was Odinga’s running mate at the last vote in 2013. This year’s ballot will be Odinga’s fourth bid at the presidency should the group ratify the proposal.

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