A file photo of former Prime Minister Raila Amollo Odinga.
Some top members of the Azimio-One Kenya coalition are caught up in a blame game over presidential candidate Raila Odinga loss in last week’s election.
While some insiders apportion the outcome on the team’s failure to post agents in most polling stations across the country, some are of the view that over-reliance on President Uhuru Kenyatta and the so-called State machinery cost them the presidency.
“Azimio team failed in some key areas of the presidential elections. They had very few agents in Central regio. They were busy looking for smaller seats and failed to manage the coalition matters well,” said an insider who requested anonymity.
This has been revealed at a time when the former Prime Minister Raila Amollo Odinga has indicated that they will be heading to court to seek legal redress over the loss in the presidential election.
Raila Odinga who was the presidential candidate through the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya ticket in last week's general election,rejected the results announced by the Chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Mr Wafula Chebukati.
Mr Odinga described the result as unconstitutional and illegal, and announced that he will use constitutional means to challenge it in Court.
"We announce that we reject the illegal and unconstitutional results that Mr Chebukati announced yesterday (on Monday)," Mr Odinga said.
The former Prime Minister said that Mr Chebukati tried to overturn the decision of Kenyans and "we will not accept one person to cause violence in our country".
On Monday evening, Mr Chebukati declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of the presidential election saying, he got 7,176,141 votes, against the 6,942,930 of Mr Odinga who came second.
However, on Tuesday, Mr Odinga refused to recognize the results blaming Mr Chebukati for going against the process of including and announcing the results of the presidential vote.
Mr Odinga who spoke at the Kenyatta International Conference Center (KICC) Nairobi said that the results announced by Mr Chebukati were not correct as they were not approved by all IEBC commissioners.
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