RB urges Raila Odinga team in Kenya to be patient

RB urges Raila Odinga team  in Kenya to be patient


Odinga with RB before voting

Kenyan politicians have been warned against making statements that border on incitement in response to the ongoing vote tallying by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

Former Zambian President Rupiah Banda has urged Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka and Prime Minister Raila Odinga to restrain from making press briefings that may incite the public.
He urged them to refrain themselves from making inflammatory statements that could undermine national stability and security
“We urge political parties and candidates to continue to exercise patience as the results process continues and to bring any complaints that they may have to appropriate legal channels,” Banda said.
Banda said a number of constituencies have small problems which should be solved through legal means but not through making inflammatory statements.


The Odinga group earliar alleged that the ballot count in Kenya’s presidential elections had been rigged.

Kalonzo Musyoka the running mate of Prime Minister Raila Odinga, who is trailing behind his rival, Uhuru Kenyatta issued the alleagtion.

Kalonzo Musyoka said they had evidence the results had been doctored and called for vote-counting to be stopped.

The election chief has rejected the claims, as has Mr Kenyatta’s party.

The International Criminal Court has postponed the trial of Mr Kenyatta, due on charges for crimes against humanity.

His trial was due to begin next month. He is accused of organising attacks on members of ethnic groups seen as supporters of Mr Odinga during post-election violence in 2007-2008. He denies the charges.

Latest election results

Raila Odinga (l) Uhuru Kenyatta (r)

  • Uhuru Kenyatta: 3,152,486 votes (53%)
  • Raila Odinga: 2,580,302 votes (43%)
  • Votes cast: 6,072,804
  • Rejected votes: 58,644

(Based on votes counted from 141 constituencies at 1515 GMT (1815 Nairobi time) on Thursday


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