For the first time, former prime minister Raila Odinga spoke about how he was compelled to accept the election results after the contentious press conference by IEBC commissioners who disagreed with him.
Juliana Cherera, vice chair of the IEBC, and her colleagues Irene Masit, Francis Wanderi, and Justus Nyang'aya disapproved of the presidential results.
Raila brought out a comparable incident that occurred in Ivory Coast in 2010, where the electoral committee chairwoman hurried to declare the results after clashing with juniors. Fighting broke out in Ivory Coast following the election, and Laurent Gbagbo, the nation's former president, was taken before the ICC and charged with crimes against humanity.
William Ruto was proclaimed the next president of Kenya by Wafula Chebukati, chair of the IEBC, in the Bomas of Kenya. At a concurrent press conference, his deputy, on the other hand, essentially followed the same pattern and rejected the results.
Raila recalled how he saw the fallout of the Ivory Coast battles after being chosen to serve as a mediator between the opposing factions.
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