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What International Media Has Said About Raila Odinga's Petition Ahead of Supreme Court Ruling


The International Media has provided an overview of what awaits Raila Odinga's petition at the Supreme Court. This comes a time when the Supreme Court is expected to provide the final verdict on Monday after a three day court hearing process.

According to international media New York Times, the publication has narrated how Raila Odinga went to file his petition at the Supreme Court with a van full of evidence in a bid to overturn Ruto's Presidential declaration by IEBC Boss Wafula Chebukati. According to Raila Odinga's Azimio team, they had watertight evidence that is aimed to see the court nullify Ruto's victory.

The New York Times has provided interesting remarks about Raila Odinga saying that Raila Odinga enjoyed a fair measure of public sympathy in his previous election battles and has confirmed that victory was stolen from him atleast once.


The New York Times further provides an outlook of Raila's petition in 2022 this time round as opposed to the last election in 2017.

It has confirmed that Raila's Presidential victory was allegedly stolen from him just once but this time it may be a different since it's debatable hence at the hands of the Supreme Court.


The publication says that Raila's petition in 2022 looks contentious hence likely to provoke an argument ahead of the much awaited Supreme Court Ruling.

"....Mr. Odinga turned up outside the courthouse with a van filled with boxes of legal fillings, which he helped to inside. But while Mr. Odinga enjoyed a fair measure of public sympathy in his previous election battles- by most estimates victory was stolen once- this time round his accusations are more contentious," Reads the document on New York Times.

The New York Times further takes a glimpse of Raila's petition saying that the arguments by Raila's lawyers range from reasonable thoughts to bizarre or unfamiliar.

New York times reveals how Raila's petition will be scrutinized by the Supreme Court months after Raila and President Uhuru lost court battle in a bid for constitutional changes (BBI).

"....His legal team appear to have taken a kitchen sink approach, making a wide range of charges that analysts say range from plausible to the outlandish. They will be scrutinized by a Supreme Court with a reputation for independence. It forced a rerun of the 2017 election and earlier this year overturned constitutional changes championed by Mr Odinga and Mr. Kenyatta," the publication adds.

Raila Odinga hopes that the Supreme Court nullifies Ruto's win so that he can awaken his fifth stab to Presidency which is in limbo.

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