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Raila Odinga set to break silence after poll defeat

Raila Odinga set to break silence after poll defeat

The runner-up in Kenya’s presidential election is set to speak publicly for the first time since his narrow defeat in the polls on Monday.

It’s been announced that Raila Odinga will address the press at 14:00 local time (11:00 GMT).

This was the fifth time the 77-year-old ran for the top job and many think it will be his last.

Salim Lone, a former adviser to Mr Odinga, told the BBC on Tuesday that his former boss likened the whole process to “a rape of democracy”.

Before Mr Ruto was announced by the head of the electoral commission as the winner on Monday with 50.49% of the vote, Mr Odinga’s election agents had said they could not verify the result.

It was also questioned by four out of seven national electoral commissioners, who told the press they were unable to “take ownership of the result”.

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Written by Tom Chiahemen

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