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Raila says search for truth about August 9 presidential election still on

by Enock Ndayala

On Monday, September 5, the Supreme Court quashed a presidential petition filed by Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party presidential candidate Raila Odinga challenging the declaration of William Ruto as the fifth President-elect.

Raila, in his 72-page presidential petition, had sought to annul the announcement of William Ruto saying that none of the presidential candidates achieved the 50 percent plus one vote threshold required by the Constitution.

According to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati, Raila garnered 6.9 million votes emerging second after Ruto who polled 7.1 million votes.

On Monday, September 5, the Supreme Court quashed a presidential petition filed by Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party presidential candidate Raila Odinga challenging the declaration of William Ruto as the fifth President-elect.
On Monday, September 5, the Supreme Court quashed a presidential petition filed by Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party presidential candidate Raila Odinga challenging the declaration of William Ruto as the fifth President-elect. Photo: Raila Odinga/Twitter

But on Sunday, November 20, Raila maintained that he won the hotly contested August 9 presidential election.

Raila who was addressing members of the press in Nairobi insisted that the quest for truth regarding the August 9, presidential polls was still on.

“For us we know we never lost the election. The jury is still out, watch this space,” Raila said.

The former Prime Minister however did not go into much detail on how the search for the truth with pundits speculating that he could be headed to the East Africa Court.

The veteran politician further dismissed a section of Jubilee leaders from Rtd. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s vote-rich Mt Kenya region fully paid political debts in the August 9, election.

He said the Azimio was not meant to reward Raila stating that the coalition was a movement that brought political parties together to share ideologies to liberate the country.

“Azimio was never about Raila Odinga. Azimio is a movement that brought several political parties together. They share certain ideologies and a common vision. It’s not about Raila and it was never meant to reward Raila,” he added.

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