Kenya’s Raila Odinga Challenges Election Result

Raila Odinga, who came second in Kenya’s presidential election, has filed a legal case challenging the result that declared Deputy President William Ruto as the winner.

The petition was filed online Monday morning with a physical copy expected to arrive at the court’s registry in Nairobi before the 2 pm local time deadline.

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

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

Supporters of Odinga gathered outside the court on Monday morning waiting for the lawyers to hand over the physical documents.

This is Odinga’s fifth time running and third time challenging his loss in presidential elections through the Supreme Court, which has filed a case after the last two elections in 2013 and 2017.

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