Kenya’s opposition alliance picks Odinga as presidential candidate

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga addresses striking doctors at the Uhuru Park in Nairobi

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s main opposition alliance said on Thursday it had chosen veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga as its candidate for a presidential election scheduled for August 8.

Odinga, 72, will face off against President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is running for a second and final five-year term. The two men were the main contenders in the last election in 2013.

(Reporting by Duncan Miriri; editing by John Stonestreet)