Raila Odinga, a presidential candidate for Azimio la Umoja, has denied accusations that he intimidated Supreme Court Judges by demanding that they proclaim him president-elect.
On Thursday, August 25, the former prime minister addressed the nation and explained how some of the country’s top officials misunderstood his message.
In his plea outlining the shambles of the presidential election, Raila revealed that he had simply intended to send prayers to the Supreme Court.
Amidst calls for calm from his supporters, the African Union’s High Representative for Infrastructure Development expressed optimism that the Supreme Court will overturn the IEBC’s declaration of William Ruto as president-elect.
On August 24, when speaking in Mombasa, Raila insisted that he had won the election and urged the Supreme Court not to order a new election if they determined that he had won the elections on August 9.
Raila was speaking to the crowd to rally votes for ODM’s nominee for governor of Mombasa, Abdulswamad Shariff Nasir.