Raila: I’m Not Going to be a Candidate Again

August 15, 2017

Perennial presidential election loser Raila Odinga has said that he will not be vying for the presidency in the future.

The Opposition leader, who has now failed four times to become president, also said he was not trying to win power through unconstitutional means.

“It is not about me. It’s not about Raila Odinga, I’m not going to be a candidate again,” he said.

“We just want Kenyans to know what happened, what the whole world is not understanding is happening,” Odinga told the Financial Times.

He added: “There’s no point people going to elections in the future, queuing for hours to vote, or running around for months campaigning. At the end of the day it’s the computer in the national tallying centre that’s making the decisions.”

Mr Odinga further promised to reveal “compelling evidence” of IEBC’s alleged rigging aimed at favoring Uhuru Kenyatta.

“We will show the kind of charade the whole world has been treated to,” he told the Financial Times in an interview at his Nairobi home.

Additional Reporting by Financial Times

 

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