Kenya: Odinga files appeal against presidential election result

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Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga has filed an electronic copy of his appeal against the results of this month’s election and is set to file the appeal later today, a lawyer for Odinga’s political alliance told broadcaster NTV Kenya.

A source in the Kenyan judiciary confirmed to Reuters that the electronic copy was filed. “They have filed the appeal online and are bringing the appeal document as well,” the source said.

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Last week the electoral commissioner announced that Deputy President William Ruto narrowly won the election, but four of the seven electoral commissioners disagreed, saying there had been a lack of transparency in the recording of the results. According to these results, which were announced on August 15 by the Electoral Commission, Raila Odinga came second in the poll with a narrow margin of votes over Ruto.

Source: Capital

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