Raila Odinga Disputes Kenya Presidential Election Results
The former Kenya prime Minister and Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga has disputed the presidential election results announced by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chair Wafula Chebukati.
In the results, Chebukati declared Kenya Kwanza Alliance’s William Ruto as the president-elect after garnering 7,176,141 votes representing 50.49% of the tallied votes. Raila came in second with 6,942,930 votes representing 48% of the total votes tallied.
However, speaking on Tuesday, August 16, the unsatisfied Raila said he will contest the results through all available legal options.
While declaring the results as null and void, the former premier said the declaration was solely for Chebukatis and not for the whole electoral commission.
“Chebukati did not entertain any discussions of the results… we know what happened next. Our view in Azimio is clear; the figures announced by Chebukati are null and void and must be quashed by a court of law. He (Chebukati) acted with gross impunity and total disregard,” said Raila.