Kenya Presidential Election: Odinga challenges result in Supreme Court

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Kenyan politician Raila Odinga ferried cartons of paperwork in a truck as he filed a legal case challenging the results of the presidential election.

Odinga decided to challenge the August 9th presidential election where he lost to Ruto by the narrow margin of 50.5% to 48.8% after describing it as a “travesty”, adding that the election should be declared “null and void”.

Odinga, his running mate, Martha Karua and lawyers who will be representing them have already filed the case at the Supreme Court.

Supporters of the opposition leader have also gathered outside the court building as his legal team prepares to file the petition.

Meanwhile, the court has two weeks to look into the case and issue a verdict.

Meanwhile, Odinga’s case is bolstered by the fact that four of the seven electoral commissioners – including vice-chairperson Juliana Cherera – took the bold step of rejecting the result.



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