Kenya election result fraudulent – Odinga

 Raila Odinga, who came second in Kenya’s presiden­tial election, has gone to court to challenge the result, describing it as “fraudulent”.

In a scathing 70-page legal argu­ment, he alleges there was a pre-planned effort to alter the outcome.

According to the electoral com­mission, Mr Odinga took 48.8% of the vote, losing to William Ruto’s 50.5%.

An independent monitoring organisation said the commission’s final result was in line with its own projection.

However, four of the seven electoral commissioners refused to endorse the outcome, alleging that the way the final results were tallied was “opaque”.

The seven judges at the Supreme Court will have 14 days to make a ruling.

Crowds of Mr Odinga’s sup­porters sang and chanted outside the court in a suburb of the capital, Nairobi, as the presidential candidate arrived to deliver the document, along with dozens of boxes of evidence.

His legal petition, one of nine handed over, described the alleged attempt to alter the final result as “premeditated, unlawful and criminal”.

Calls Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairperson Wafula Chebukati “rogue”

Argues that he did not have the right to announce a result without the backing of the other commis­sioners. -BBC

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