Defeated Kenyan Prime Minister challenges election results
NAIROBI (AFP) - Kenya's outgoing Prime Minister Raila Odinga, who was narrowly defeated in presidential polls by Mr Uhuru Kenyatta, filed a formal challenge on Saturday against the result.
Officials from Mr Odinga's Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) filed the suit at the Supreme Court after Mr Odinga spoke to supporters and journalists in front of his offices.
"I have no hesitation whatsoever in lawfully challenging the election outcome," he said. "To do otherwise would be a betrayal of the new Constitution and, therefore, of everything that Kenyans hold dear."
Mr Kenyatta, who avoided a second-round run-off vote by the slimmest of margins to win a majority with just 50.07 per cent, beat Mr Odinga - his closest rival - by more than 800,000 votes.