Cord presidential candidate Raila Odinga has said his coalition will move to court to challenge the outcome of the March 4 elections. Speaking during a press conference today Raila said the 2013 poll was a repeat of the 2007 general elections. Raila claimed that every tool employed by the IEBC to manage the elections failed during the process.
Raila also alleged that his polling agents were expelled from the national tallying centre at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi. He alleged that the number of registered voters from Cord strongholds were deducted and added to Jubilee strongholds.
Raila added that the issue of discrepancies in the tallying was the "tip of the iceberg which we will draw to the attention of the commission this is why it is hard for Kenyans to know who won this elections. We are not talking about thousands but hundreds of thousands"
He however said he has faith in the judiciary and will move to court to challenge the IEBC. He further cautioned against violence stating that this will destroy the country forever.
The IEBC chair Isaack Hassan declared Raila's rival Uhuru Kenyatta the president of Kenya earlier today. At the ceremony at Bomas of Kenya Hassan handed Uhuru the certificate of results for the elections.
Hassan stated that Uhuru Kenyatta won the election with 6,173,433 of the total votes against his closest rival Raila Odinga who came second with 5,340,546. Uhuru surpassed the constitutional threshold of 50% plus one votes by 4,100 votes garnering him 50.07 per cent of the votes.