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Kenya Election 2022: Odinga Rejects Ruto's Victory, Says Results "Null And Void"

Kenya Election 2022: Odinga Rejects Ruto's Victory, Says Results

Kenyan opposition politician Raila Odinga has rejected the results of the presidential election held on 9 August saying that the figures announced on Monday were “null and void”.

According to the results announced by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati, Kenya Kwanza’s candidate Ruto garnered 7,176,141 votes, representing 50.59 per cent of valid votes cast. Azimio la Umoja candidate Odinga won 6,942,930 votes.

But addressing his supporters in Nairobi on Tuesday, Odinga accused the head of the electoral body of a “blatant disregard of the constitution”. He said:

We totally without reservation reject the presidential election results.

Odinga said that there was “neither a legally elected winner nor a president-elect” and vowed that his team will pursue all legal options.

The 77-year-old long-time opposition leader was running for president for the fifth time.

He has challenged the results in the previous two elections, including successfully in 2017.

Odinga accused the chairman of the electoral body Wafula Chebukati of “gross impunity”.

Minutes before Odinga spoke, four of seven electoral commissioners who refused to approve Monday’s results held a press conference to explain their decision.

The commissioners accused Chebukati of side-lining them and of announcing results that were full of “mathematic absurdity and defied logic”.

IEBC vice-chairperson Juliana Cherera said that if you added the percentages as announced by the chairperson of the commission the sum came to 100.01%.

However, some commentators have said that this is down to a simple rounding error.

More: BBC News

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36 Comments

pk 1 month ago

zvaitozivikana kuti haubvume. chero dai Ruto akadyiwa ayingorambawo. Avakatopera vaOdinga.chiindayi kuma court zvenyu asi Ruto achitonga


***** 1 month ago

It's definitely a rounding off error in order to get exactly 100% after adding all the percentages you would have to factor in each and every digit after the comma.The figures were put to 2 d.p. this is basic primary school math. If you round off you loose accuracy.

Worzell Gummidge 1 month ago

@Basic Math. You are CORRECT. I had hurriedly calculated as 1%. It's actually 0.01% over 100% multiplied by 14 119 071 votes. That's 1 411.9_ . However the rest of the facts remain valid. Good observation though...

Basic Maths 1 month ago

@Worzel
Maths dzako dzakadhakwa sewe.
With total votes around 14m, 0.01% of that # is around 1 400.

Worzell Gummidge 1 month ago

0.01% represents 141 190 of Odinga & Ruto's votes combined. I have not factored in the votes cast for the other 2 candidates. So the anomally will be much higher. The error is too glaring too ignore. The Commissioners are highly qualified people who should not make such an obscenely gross arithmetic miscalculation by failing to do a simple task such as rounding off figures. Where did more than one hundred & forty thousand votes come from? From rounding off ??? ...

Four out of seven (4/7) Commissioners rejected the results. That's >57% of the Commissioners. When Commissioners are not unanimous, with the majority of Commissioners condemning the unilateral announcement of results then such results cannot be credible or supportable by the courts. Such results lack credibility & integrity.

An Elections Official for the IEBC, Daniel Mbolu Musyoka, was kidnapped & later found murdered before announcing results. That points to subterfuge & intimidation of IEBC officials by some unkown person/s who wanted to manipulate results .

I hear that about four constituencies had no results and that some of Ruto's apparetchiks were caught red handed with sacks of ballot papers marked in favour of Ruto.

Anyway, we will wait to hear Odinga's legal arguments & how the court will rule in the matter.

Joe 1 month ago

Kenya kunaChigumba naMalaba veko zvatovharana kkkk


Fulcrum 1 month ago

Biti is already in Kenya.I will be travelling to Nairobi to defend the peoples vote.
We say no to riggington. Ma percentages cannot exceed 100%.


mubhabhatidzi 1 month ago

igaro ziva izvo kut makudo eOpposition acharamba

plus kudyiwa kongorwadzawo guys ndiye adii


Chikumba 1 month ago

Kwana Odinga


g 1 month ago

kumwe kuriggawo kunozonyadzisa veduwe. 100.01% zviriko here izvo Apo 4 ma constuents haana maresults. 😂😂😂😁😁😁 haayaz Africa so


obama 1 month ago

ko Trump akarambawo wani.hazvinei neAfrica izvi


The King of Serpents 1 month ago

Trump is crazy, senile or both.

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Guis 1 month ago

Null and Void thts wht l thought . Let the games begin


the Zebra 1 month ago

Achangohukura Odinga ivo vachingotongaaa , iyo Zhou ichingopfamba ichingopfamba!!!


Tkt 1 month ago


@g.... Hu**** hwenyu mozou wanzwa arume
That's just 100% of the availed results
Ko morasika pali nhasi arume, huh
The .01% as alluded in the initial post may be a simple error in rounding off unless it had been a
.1%


Maths Guru 1 month ago

@g: siyanai ne maths, hamudzigone.140 000 votes madziwanepi???

g 1 month ago

@Tkt 0.1 iyoyo it's over 140 000 votes regardless kuti ndedzaani. so hapana hu do for Apo also 4 constituencies dzisina maresults woti tinopenga. tangai mafunga musati ma typa vakuru

Adolf Hitler 1 month ago

How many votes do we get from that 0.1%

Tkt 1 month ago

.... Hudo.to....


Nkust 1 month ago

Vanhu vari paka platform kedu kano kemahara tinengevo makorokoza asina kana kudzidza ndototi rega ndimanye kuma comments ndihwe ma sound arguments ndowana pasina kana ma facts hapana kana analysis umwe anonyora kty achingotonga hatina kty asatonga tipeo ka analysis yema facts panezvirikurambiwa nowoyo


ED Pfee 1 month ago

Birds of the same feather flock together. Ini newe toso nemakorokoza acho hatina kudziidza. However, makorokoza are far much better than you koz hauna mari, urikutambura iwe zvinopa tsitsi. In Zimbabwe its no longer about kudziidza, its all about kuva ne plan kupwnda cash.

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

@77 you need to retire Odinga or put a younger generation infront 😂


Dr Hers 1 month ago

Double standards @Jah how old is your hero. How old was your papa Robert

Tozivepiko 1 month ago

How old is HE Manyengavana

CCC 1 month ago

Raila Odinga should just rest and give the younger generation the button stick. He is 65 years and above thats retirement age. Those guys should be managing their investments and giving inheritance to their children and grandchildren. They should be advising the young blood. We shouldnt be looking at the party's name or politician's name. What is wrong is wrong


Anony 1 month ago

Raila Odinga should just rest and give the younger generation the button stick. He is 65 years and above thats retirement age. Those guys should be managing their investments and giving inheritance to their children and grandchildren. They should be advising the young blood. We shouldnt be looking at the party's name or politician's name. What is wrong is wrong


Nkust 1 month ago

@edpfee, saka pasina kudzidza no need to involve ourselves pa zvinhu zvinoda kudzidza, why mamwe ma commissioner akabuda if it's sabotage they should be arrested, yes odinga is old asi was he rigged here mathematicaly, kana akadhliwa zviri fair needs shooting squad we can't tolerate a situation where by the country is kept into elections continuously


kkkk 1 month ago

kuno tirikuti madhara ngaazorore asi toti mudhara wekenya ngaapinde wotoshaya kuti zviri kufamba sei


kkkk 1 month ago

kuno tirikuti madhara ngaazorore asi toti mudhara wekenya ngaapinde wotoshaya kuti zviri kufamba sei


kkkk 1 month ago

kuno tirikuti madhara ngaazorore asi toti mudhara wekenya ngaapinde wotoshaya kuti zviri kufamba sei


mdara Loli pop 1 month ago

dai waiziva Evhangeri ndopaunodzidza kuti ma African vana va Canaan, uye wekutukwa na Noah aseka baba.


Kopo 1 month ago

5 times zvichiramba, ndosaka achinwa 7 Up pepsi😆😆😆.. Bt hanty his automatically the new Chiwenga "VP" according to their constitution.. Ngaadye anyerere


sabhuku 1 month ago

campaign-voting-rigging-legal routes-no change

Africa for you, ndosaka ndisinga vote, kupedza nguva uko


mkoba mkoba 1 month ago

odinga ngaachisiyana nazvo izvo,plus atochembera mdhara uyu


cas 1 month ago

By the way tichienda ku Kenya toenda nekupi


cas 1 month ago

wait for another 5years like what chamisa did



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