Veteran Kenyan politician Raila Odinga has rejected the results of the presidential election that saw William Ruto win the first term as the president of Kenya.
On Monday, Ruto was declared the fifth president of Kenya by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman, Wafula Chebukati.
According to IEBC, Ruto garnered 7,176,141 votes (50.49%), beating closest rival Raila Odinga, who got 6,942,930 votes (48.85%).
While addressing journalists this afternoon, Odinga said that in their view as Azimio, the figures announced by Chebukati are null and void and there is no President-elect.
“What we saw yesterday was a travesty and disregard of the constitution of Kenya,” said Odinga.
However, he disclosed that it is not up to them (Azimio) to decide if Chebukati committed an offence.
“We leave that to the court, but we totally reject the results announced. We will be using all constitutional and legal paths available to us,” he said.