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Kenya Election Result Fraudulent – Odinga

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Kenya Election Result Fraudulent – Odinga

Kenya Election Result Fraudulent - Odinga

Raila Odinga, who came second in Kenya’s presidential election, has gone to court to challenge the result, describing it as “fraudulent”.

In a scathing 70-page legal argument, he alleges there was a pre-planned effort to alter the outcome.

According to the electoral commission, Mr Odinga took 48.8% of the vote, losing to William Ruto’s 50.5%.

An independent monitoring organisation said the commission’s final result was in line with its own projection.

However, four of the seven electoral commissioners refused to endorse the outcome, alleging that the way the final results were tallied was “opaque”.

The seven judges at the Supreme Court will have 14 days to make a ruling.

Mr Odinga’s legal petition, one of more than five handed over, described the alleged attempt to alter the final result as “premeditated, unlawful and criminal”.

It also calls the chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Wafula Chebukati, “rogue”, adding that he was involved in the plan to “secure a fraudulent result”. The plan was carried out with Mr Ruto’s knowledge, it alleges, but the petition does not provide any evidence to back this up.

Mr Odinga raises questions about the tallying process and says that not all the constituency results were announced before the final result was declared.

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He also says there is evidence that the results from some polling stations were altered in his opponent’s favour before they were displayed on the IEBC’s web portal. And he suggests that the voter turnout figure was manipulated so Mr Ruto di not have to go into a second-round run-off.

Speaking after handing the petition over to the Supreme Court, Mr Odinga said “corruption cartels” were undermining democracy, but did not specify who he meant.

This was the fifth time that the 77 year old had run for president. Previously he had been the opposition candidate, but this time he was backed by outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta.

For the third time in a row he has gone to court to get an outcome overturned.
Kenya Election Result Fraudulent – Odinga

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