Kenya: Odinga accepts but disagrees with court decision on election

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“Former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga whose petition to nullify his rival William Ruto’s presidential election victory was thrown out by the Supreme Court, has said he respected the decision but disagreed. ‘We respect the opinion of the court although we vehemently disagree with their decision today,’ Odinga said on Twitter on Monday, within an hour of the court’s decision. The seven-member court had delivered a unanimous verdict upholding Ruto’s victory earlier in the day. Chief Justice Martha Koome said the court found no evidence that the results had been tampered via hacking of The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s (IEBC) servers, as was alleged by Odinga’s camp.” (09/05/22)