NAIROBI – Kenyan losing presidential candidate Raila Odinga said on Tuesday his coalition totally rejects the election results that saw Deputy President William Ruto win the presidential vote, and vowed to pursue legal means to challenge the decision.
The veteran opposition leader, who lost his fifth bid for the presidency, urged his supporters to maintain peace and not take the law on their own hands, at a media briefing in the capital.
“The figures announced by Mr. Chebukati are null and void and must be quashed by a court of law. In our view, there is neither a legally and validly declared winner nor a President-Elect,” said Raila Odinga during a press briefing.
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Wafula Chebukati on Monday declared Ruto the winner of that country’s recently held presidential election after polling 7,176 141 votes which represents 50.49 per cent of the total valid votes.
Azimio leader Odinga came second with 6,942,930 votes, representing 48.85 per cent of the total valid votes.