Top news items in Kenya's major media outlets

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-10 16:39:33|Editor: huaxia
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NAIROBI, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- The following are news highlights in Kenya's major media outlets on Tuesday.

-- Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Monday warned of a long fight to kick out top managers at the electoral commission as President Uhuru Kenyatta claimed the National Super Alliance leader was on the verge of withdrawing from the repeat election set for Oct. 26.

Odinga also declared that the courts will not force him to participate in an election against his free will, following a petition to have him forced to rescind his boycott threat. (Daily Nation)

-- Thirty-seven people were killed after the Aug. 8 elections, the national human rights body reported on Monday. The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) said 35 of the deaths were caused by excessive use of force by police officers while quelling protests against the declaration of Uhuru Kenyatta as re-elected president. (The Standard)

-- Tight liquidity in the money market continued to pile upward pressure on interbank rate last week, exposing smaller cash-starved commercial banks to higher cost of borrowing in the overnight window. (Business Daily)

-- Evangelical leaders call for urgent dialogue between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga in a bid to resolve the current political stalemate. The leader asked the two to drop hardline stance and embrace talks to quell rising political temperature that threatens national peace. (People Daily) Enditem