Kenya's Odinga rejects poll results, vows to pursue 'legal options'
Updated 22:22, 16-Aug-2022

Kenya's losing presidential candidate Raila Odinga said on Tuesday his coalition totally rejects the election results that saw Deputy President William Ruto win the presidential vote, and vowed to pursue "all constitutional and legal options."

"Our view is that the figures announced by (Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman Wafula) Chebukati are null and void and must be quashed by court of law," Odinga, who was making his fifth bid for the presidency, told a news conference a day after the results were announced.

"I do not want to fully address our strategies going forward but ... we will be pursuing all constitutional and legal options available to us," he told reporters.

(Cover: Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga of the Azimio La Umoja (Declaration of Unity) One Kenya Alliance, who competed in Kenya's presidential election, addresses the nation following the announcement of the results of the presidential election, Nairobi, Kenya, August 16, 2022. /Reuters)

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