Kenya’s defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga has rejected as “null and void” the result of the August 9 election and said that Kenya’s democracy faces a long criminal disaster.
Deputy President William Ruto turned into officially declared the winner on Monday by a narrow margin.
Odinga’s first remarks on the end result got here quickly after 4 of the seven election commissioners stated they stood with the aid of their decision a day in advance to disown the final results of the presidential poll, announcing the final tallying manner were “opaque”.
“Our view is that the figures introduced by means of [electoral commission chairman Wafula] Chebukati are null and void and must be quashed through court of regulation,” Odinga, who changed into making his fifth bid for the presidency, advised a information conference on Tuesday.
“What we noticed the day prior to this (Monday) become a travesty and a blatant push aside of the constitution and the legal guidelines of Kenya,” he said.
“Can be pursuing all constitutional and criminal options available to us.”
Odinga is expected to appeal the result at Kenya’s superb court docket. Chebukati declared current Deputy President William Ruto the winner on Monday with 50.forty nine percentage of the vote towards Odinga’s 48.5 percentage.