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BREAKING NEWS: Raila Disputes Presidential Elections, Reveals Next Move as He Blames Chebukati

Raila Odinga has now disputed the 9th August presidential elections results. He added that Kenya faces a grave legal and political crisis as a result of Wafula Chebukati's actions

Raila said the constitution and our laws are clear about how the IEBC should conduct their business.

Yesterday, our budding democracy suffered a major setback, as a result, Kenya faces a grave legal and political crisis as a result of the actions of Wafula Chebukati,"Raila Odinga said.

Raila therefore has disputed the election results of the presidency, adding that they will move to court.

Raila also added that the law is clear about the role of Chebukati. It doesn't vest on Chebukati. IEBC is structured in a way that all can do a vote of majority or consensus.


Despite chaos at Bomas of Kenya, IEBC announced that Deputy President William Ruto won the presidential elections conducted on 9th August.

Ruto defeated Kenya's longtime opposition leader, Raila Odinga, in an election marked by high drama and shifting alliances. Odinga's supporters believed that his alliance with outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta would guarantee him the presidency.

Four of the seven electoral commissioners left the main tallying center, just as the electoral commission was about to announce the final tally after six days of counting, citing the "opaque character" of the vote count as the reason they could not endorse the final result.

Wafula Chebukati, the chairman of the commission, walked on stage nevertheless, and chaos followed. An attack was made on him by a senator. Others stormed the platform, tore flags, overturned the podium, and attacked the IEBC commissioners.

At the end of the day, Chebukati announced William Ruto as the president elect.

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