Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Captain Raila Odinga flew out of the country after the Supreme Court dismissed his presidential petition.

On Monday, September 5, the seven judges of the apex court termed Raila’s presidential petition as “hot air” saying his arch-rival William Ruto was validly elected into office.

On Monday, September 12, the former Prime Minister turned down an invitation to attend William Ruto’s searing saying he was not in the country and that he still believes that the UDA presidential flag bearer was not validly elected.

Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Captain Raila Odinga flew out of the country after the Supreme Court dismissed his presidential petition.
Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Captain Raila Odinga flew out of the country after the Supreme Court dismissed his presidential petition. Photo: Raila Odinga/Twitter

Speaking at an event held to celebrate Mombasa Governor Abdulswamad Nassir who was sworn into office on Thursday, September 15, Raila revealed that he flew out of the country with his whole family to recuperate after losing the presidential contest.

“I went to recuperate in Zanzibar. I took my wife, children, and grandchildren out of the shock they got,” Raila said.

At the same time, the former Lang’ata MP called out the Judiciary following their verdict that unanimously validated William Ruto’s presidential win.

He likened the Judiciary verdict to a dictator, claiming that it imposed its findings on Kenyans.

“The ruling was judicial thuggery and we will not allow these types of things. We will not allow the judiciary to become a dictator.”

“We can lead a one million march to the judiciary and tell them to go home. We have a right as a people to not agree with bad rulings,” he said.

Raila described the latest Supreme Court ruling as a dictatorship, adding that they would resist any attempts to impose a leader on Kenyans.

“It was not based on any law. It was based on thuggery. We are not going to allow another dictator to become the leader of this country. We will also not allow the judiciary to become a dictator in this country,” he stated.

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