Kenya: Defeated Odinga Files Challenge Against Election Result

Kenya: Defeated Odinga Files Challenge Against  Election Result



Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga has filed an electronic copy of his challenge against the results of this month's election and will file a physical copy later on today  a lawyer for Odinga's political alliance revealed. A source in Kenya's judiciary confirmed that the electronic copy had been filed. They filed online and they are on the


way bringing a physical copy, source said. Odinga told his supporters he would fight his defeat at the ballot box in court, a day after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission announced William Ruto as the winner. Ruto is to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta, who has reached his two-term limit. However the



political climate is tense. Kenyatta fell out with Ruto after the last election and has endorsed Odinga. Like Kenyatta, Odinga comes from a Kenyan political dynasty, and is one of the richest men in the country. A veteran politician and former prime minister, the 77 year old may be facing his last chance for the presidency.