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Raila Makes First Public Appearance Since Poll Day, Sends Message To Kenyans Concerning The Election

Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition presidential candidate Raila Odinga has made his first public appearance since August 9 when he cast his ballot at Old Kibra Primary School polling station in Kibra Constituency.

He joined faithfuls at the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) Karen flanked by Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) boss Francis Atwoli, Lang'ata Member of Parliament elect Felix Odiwuor, Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition deputy presidential Martha Karua, outgoing Baringo Senator Gideon Moi and Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka.

When he was given a chance to speak at the podium, Raila urged Kenyans to maintain peace and unity while exercising patience pending the announcement of the winner of the presidential election.

"I would like to share a message from Saint Francis of Assisi where he says make me an instrument of peace. This is what he said: God, make me an instrument, an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let there be love. Where there is injury, let there be pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Despair, hope. Darkness, light and where sadness exists, let there be joy.

We are grateful to God because the campaigns have been peaceful. We also pray that we have perpetual peace throughout the election period until the results are announced," he said.

Yesterday while in a meeting with Azimio elected leaders at Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC), Karua expressed confidence that they will make the next government saying that it was impossible for the figures being tallied at Bomas to go against them.

She also controversially added that Azimio is poised to control the Senate and the National Assembly.

As at 1.00 pm on Saturday, August 14, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, IEBC had verified 141 presidential results at the constituency level. William Ruto of UDA was leading at 51 per cent.

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ACK Anglican Church of Kenya Azimio La Umoja Kalonzo Martha Karua

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