Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
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Losing Kenyan candidate challenges election result

Raila Odinga, who came second in Kenya's presidential election, has filed a legal case challenging the result, his lawyers have said.

According to the electoral commission, Odinga took 48.8% of the vote, losing to William Ruto's 50.5%.

However, four of the seven electoral commissioners refused to endorse the outcome alleging that the way the final results were tallied was "opaque".

The judges at the Supreme Court will have 14 days to make a ruling.

Supporters of Odinga gathered outside the court in a suburb of the capital, Nairobi, on Monday morning waiting for the lawyers to hand over the physical documents.