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Kenya Presidential Election: Raila Odinga Files Petition Disputing Outcome 

The runner up in Kenya’s presidential election, Raila Odinga has filed an online petition to the country’s top court challenging the result of the August 9 election that handed victory to his rival William Ruto.

Gatekeepers News reports that Odinga who ran with the backing of the ruling party, has rejected the outcome of the poll.

He branded it a “travesty”, after he narrowly lost to Ruto by around 230,000 votes or less than two percentage points.

“It has already been sent to them and they will see it soon,” said Daniel Maanzo, who is part of the 77-year-old politician’s legal team.

“We have hopes that we have made a good case and will win,” he said.

Paul Mwangi, who is also representing Odinga, told AFP that a physical copy of the petition would be filed before the Supreme Court’s 2 pm (1100 GMT) deadline.

Although polling day passed off peacefully, the announcement of the results a week ago sparked angry protests in some Odinga strongholds and there are fears that a drawn-out dispute may lead to violence in a country with a history of post-poll unrest.

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