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• Raila Odinga now says IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati should be prosecuted.
• In my view, Mr Chebukati is a criminal who should be prosecuted and sentenced to jail, what he has committed is a great crime against humanity.
• Opposition leader said that he strongly believes that Chebukati should be the one held solely responsible for what took place during the elections.

Opposition leader and Azimio la Umoja Chief Raila Odinga now says IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati should be prosecuted and hailed over his conduct in the August 9, polls.

Speaking to Citizen Television’s Monday Report, Odinga said that his actions during the August elections are prosecutable.

“In my view, Mr Chebukati is a criminal who should be prosecuted and sentenced to jail, what he has committed is a great crime against humanity and against the people of this country,” he said.

Opposition leader said that he strongly believes that Chebukati should be the one held solely responsible for what took place during the elections.

“I believe very strongly that he and not the other four commissioners are the ones who should be on the dock,” Odinga said.

Further claimed that his election victory was stolen at the national tallying centre and not at the polling stations. Raila maintained that votes were rigged at Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi, and not at the polling stations as leaders of the coalition have claimed.

Saitabao Kanchory, Azimio chief agent had earlier claimed that Raila lost the election because the coalition did not have representatives in some polling stations. He further claimed that Raila’s most trusted lieutenants, among them Suna East MP Junet Mohamed, mismanaged the election agents.

Odinga also added that he did not lose the election because Azimio did not handle the issue of agents well.

“Our votes were stolen at the tallying centre and not at the polling stations. Our campaigns were the most organised, even if there were no agents, then it shouldn’t be a license for anyone to steal elections.” Raila stated.

The azimio leader also pointed out that the electoral agency must ensure votes of all candidates are protected whether they have agents at the polling stations or not.

“It shouldn’t be that when a candidate doesn’t have an agent at a particular polling station, then his or her votes are stolen,” he explained.

Raila garnered 6.94 million votes (48.85 per cent) behind President William Ruto who managed 7.18 million votes (50.49 per cent).

By Jane Kibathi.