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Details Emerge On What Raila Odinga Will Do If The Supreme Court Upholds Ruto's Win

If the Supreme Court affirms Deputy President William Ruto's triumph on Monday, analyst Fred Sasia predicts that ODM leader Raila Odinga will have no choice but to retire from active politics.

On August 15, Ruto was declared the winner of the presidential election. Raila, who was running through the Azimio La Umoja coalition, has rejected this result and has petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn the election.

According to the analyst, the former prime minister's fate—whether he will be able to continue in politics or will be forced to retire—hangs in the balance of the verdict that is expected on Monday. He told The Star that Raila, a long-time political leader, would be compelled to shift his attention elsewhere if the seven justices upheld the IEBC's announcement.". An end the enigma" (Raila) would never like to have, he told the publication, "but one that he has no control over."

On the other hand, he believes that an annulment would provide Raila with a fresh start and a new opportunity to win the hearts and minds of Kenya's voters and restore his hopes for national office.

If the court overturns the IEBC's decision, that will be a good thing. For him, this is a chance to start dreaming up possibilities once more. The Kenyan people will give him one more chance to show them why he deserves to be president, he says.

In his appeal, Raila argues that Ruto colluded with IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati to steal his win and transfer it to the DP and that this is why he is a victim of rigging. He made an attempt at the presidency for the sixth time, and this time he failed. Four out of his five defeats, he says, were the result of vote theft and rigging.

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