Opposition leader Raila Odinga is this morning set to escalate his war with Ruto by holding prayers at the Jevanjee Gardens in Nairobi.
Located in the middle of the CBD, Jevanjee is synonymous with Bunge La Mwananchi, an informal collection of people who debate public issues at the grounds on a daily basis.
Initially, the opposition had planned to conduct the prayer rally at the gate of Anniversary Towers, the headquarters of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). The plan was however vacated for fear of sparking riots.
“Nyote mwakaribishwa,” Raila has said on his official Facebook page.
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Ahead of today’s event, the opposition leader yesterday insisted yet again that he won last year’s election.
“The information available in the whistle-blowers documents has authentic information. The results from 245 constituencies indicate that Ruto garnered 4.6 million and we got 7.1 million votes. When the other results brought which were not sent via KIEMS kit, we got 8.1 million and Ruto got 5.9 million votes. These results are authentic,” he said during the burial of Prof Makau Mutua’s brother, Gabriel Wambua Mutua in Kitui.
“We went to Supreme Court and asked for opening of the servers. The Supreme Court denied us the opportunity to scrutinise the servers. God does not sleep. A whistle-blower revealed the outcome of the elections. In the servers, we got 8.1 million and Ruto got 5.9 million. These are figures that have not been disputed even by IEBC.”