Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that the country will hold prayers over the weekend ahead of next week’s election.
Mr Kenyatta’s statement came after a top commissioner at the electoral commission fled the country saying she had received death threats.
Roselyne Akombe told the BBC the re-run election was not going to be credible.
Mr Kenyatta said that Kenyans should spend the weekend in “extended period of prayer and reconciliation” ahead of the re-run of the presidential election on 26 October.
His main rival opposition leader, Raila Odinga, withdrew from the race last week.
The president did not address Ms Akombe’s resignation.