Kenya elections 2022: Odinga formally rejects election outcomes

“In our view, there is neither a legally and validly declared winner nor a president-elect,” the previous Kenyan prime minister stated of the outcomes introduced by the electoral fee chairman on Monday,

The Unbiased Electoral and Boundaries Fee declared deputy president William Ruto winner of the presidential election with 50.49% of the vote and Odinga second with 48.85%.

Odinga took the stage moments after 4 dissenting election commissioners held a press convention at a distinct location to accuse the chairman of misconduct.

The aggregation of the vote percentages every candidate acquired was of “mathematical absurdity,” stated the Unbiased Electoral and Boundaries Fee vice chair Juliana Cherera, highlighting that the variety of votes totaled 100.1%, a discrepancy of 0.01%.

Odinga thought of the figures offered by the chairman, Wafula Chebukati, as null and void, saying he would “pursue all constitutional and legal options available to us.”

It’s Odinga’s fifth try on the presidency and he has stated he shall be contesting for the final time.

He’s a part of Kenya’s political dynasty; his father Jaramogi Oginga Odinga was the primary vice chairman of unbiased Kenya and he’s fondly often known as “Baba” by Kenyans.