A member of the Kenya’s leading opposition party the National Super Alliance (NASA), Samora Machel, has assured the international community that the East African country would still remain peaceful even if the party decides to officially contest the outcome of the country’s Presidential results in court.
Speaking on Onua FM’s morning show on Thursday, Samora Machel said the party’s candidate in Tuesday’s elections in Kenyan, Raila Odinga, is a “father of democracy in Kenya”, who would use every legal and democratic means available to him to correct every wrong that has occurred in the counting and collation of the results.
Kenyans on Tuesday 8th August, 2017, went to the polls to elect a new President and Senators, and so far about 80% of the results have been declared, with Uhuru Kenyatta pocketing over 8 million votes and Raila Odinga clocking about 6 million votes.
But Raila Odinga, who is contesting the elections for the fourth consecutive time, has expressed dissatisfaction relative to the collation of the results on form 3C (a), indicating his decision to reject the outcome of the elections from the Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in Kenya.
Raila Odinga’s possible results rejection pronouncement has created some tension in the East African Country, with some reported incident of violence taking place in some parts of the country, especially in areas where the NASA is very popular.
According to Mr. Kennedy Kangathe, a journalist with the Capital FM in Nairobi who spoke with Onua FM’s morning show host Bright Kwesi Asempa said some election observers have predicted an even worse situation should Raila Odinga decides to reject the results.
However, speaking from the NASA Secretariat in Kenya, Samora Machel assured on Onua FM on Thursday that, “We don’t think rejecting the election results will be a recipe for chaos. And we are hoping everything would still remain peaceful after the declaration”.
He further added that, they expected an electronic transmission of the result, but that did not happen, adding that they have 14 days, as stipulated in the Kenyan Constitution, to challenge the outcome of the result in court.
By Bright Dzakah/Onua 95.1fm/3news.com