Opposition leader warns of rigging ahead of vote
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.