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MY VOTES WERE STOLEN

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• Raila Odinga now claims that his election victory was stolen at the national tallying centre and not at the polling stations.
• Azimio chief agent had earlier claimed that Raila lost the election because the coalition did not have representatives in some polling stations.
• Raila garthered 6.94 million votes (48.85 per cent) behind President William Ruto who managed 7.18 million votes (50.49 per cent).

The opposition leader Raila Odinga now claims that his election victory was stolen at the national tallying centre and not at the polling stations.

Speaking in one of the main media station in Kenya, Raila maintained that votes were stolen 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.

Raila said 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.” He stated.

Azimio leader further said 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.

In 2022 General Election, Raila garthered 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.