Odinga, Kenya’s presidential candidate, has rejected the results


“In our view, there is no legally and validly declared winner or president-elect,” the former Kenyan prime minister said of the results announced by the electoral commission chairman on Monday.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of the presidential election with 50.49% of the vote, with Odinga second with 48.85%.

Odinga took the stage after four dissident election commissioners held press conferences at different locations to accuse the president of misconduct.

Aggregating the percentage of votes each candidate received was “mathematical nonsense,” said Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Vice President Juliana Cherera, adding that the total number of votes was 100.1%, a difference of 0.01%.

Odinga dismissed the figures presented by President Wafula Chebukati as null and void, saying he would “pursue all constitutional and legal options available to us”.

This is Odinga’s fifth attempt at the presidency and he has said he will run for the last time.

He is part of a Kenyan political dynasty; His father Jaramogi Oginga Odinga was the first Vice President of independent Kenya and is fondly called “Baba” by Kenyans.



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