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Political Crisis in Kenya over Disputed Presidential Election

HeadlineAug 17, 2022

Kenya is facing a political crisis following last week’s presidential election, with the apparent runner-up rejecting the results of the vote. On Monday, the chair of Kenya’s election commission announced Deputy President William Ruto had won the election. But four of the seven members on the election commission have disavowed Ruto’s victory and are critiquing how the votes were counted. The apparent runner-up, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, has also refused to concede.

Raila Odinga: “The figures announced by Mr. Chebukati are null and void and must be quashed by a court of law. In our view, there is neither a legally and validly declared winner nor a president-elect.”

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