Op­po­si­tion leader warns of rig­ging ahead of vote

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS -

Kenya’s op­po­si­tion leader Raila Odinga has warned against rig­ging the re­sult of the gen­eral elec­tion, just two days be­fore Kenyans cast their votes.

The ODM’s Odinga, the coun­try’s former prime min­is­ter, will chal­lenge Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta of the Ju­bilee party in a nar­rowly con­tested vote on Tues­day, which many fear could see vi­o­lence.

The former Kenyan prime min­is­ter said his party has put in place ef­forts to stop an al­leged plot to tam­per with re­sults.

“There are at­tempts to ma­nip­u­late the re­sults,” Odinga said. “The only way Ju­bilee can win this elec­tion is by rig­ging.

“They have no other way. We are more than con­fi­dent that we are go­ing to get a de­ci­sive vic­tory on Tues­day.”

The veteran politi­cian is run­ning for the pres­i­dency for a fourth time.

The coun­try de­scended into vi­o­lence in 2007 af­ter the op­po­si­tion, led by Odinga, claimed the elec­tion re­sults were rigged in favour of the then in­cum­bent Mwai Kibaki.

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