Raila Odinga. AFP

Kenya’s opposition leader, Raila Odinga, on Tuesday called on his supporters to boycott the re-run presidential election scheduled for Thursday.

Oginga said, “We have not told people to protest on polling day. We have not said that at all.

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“We have told people to stay away from the election.”

Witnesses said around 2,000 Kenyans marched towards the election board offices in the city of Kisumu on Tuesday.

“All we know is that there will be no elections. As to how this will be done, we are waiting for the big announcement by Odinga tomorrow,” said one demonstrator, James Ouma.

The government and the election board have said the vote will go ahead irrespective of whether Odinga contests.

President Kenyatta officially won the August 8 election by 1.4 million votes, but the Supreme Court annulled the election over procedural irregularities, calling for a re-run on September 1.