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Revealed: Two options for Odinga to clinch presidency

Amina Cynthiah Kerubo

[Opposition leader Raila Odinga in a past rally. He can still be president if he contests results in court. Photo/Nation]

Although IEBC has confirmed victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta in the recently concluded elections, opposition leader Raila Odinga can still find his way to the top most seats.

Having made four unsuccessful attempts, it’s unlikely that Odinga will let the chance go since he had already ruled out his intentions to contest in 2022.

And historian Nyachieo Bogonko says Odinga can still make his dream a reality by exploring both constitutional and unconstitutional means.

“He can still follow the due process by filing a petition in the Supreme Court, that is the best option because it can lead to nullification of results should he argue his case.

“Alternatively, he can create confusion in the military in the unlikely event. This is still possible given his deep connections within the forces and this can create a real crisis,” he adds.

Prior to elections, renowned political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi claimed that Odinga was planning to install himself president by use of military.

However, the likelihood of going to court may be a forgotten thing following indication by Siaya Senator James Orengo that NASA is not intending to go to court.

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