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Azimio agent Saitabao Kanchory asks Raila Odinga to end ‘silly games’

By Mercy Simiyu January 24th, 2023 2 min read

Saitabao ole Kanchory, Raila Odinga’s chief agent in the August 2022 polls, says the former presidential candidate should either give a clear forward on the contested elections or ‘stop silly games’.

Via a message on his socials, Mr Kanchory appeared to respond to Mr Odinga’s recent attack on President William Ruto.

On Monday, January 24, 2023, Mr Odinga declared he will not recognize President Ruto as the duly declared Head of State.

“We as Azimio reject the 2022 election results totally. We cannot and will not recognize the Kenya Kwanza regime and we consider the Kenya Kwanza government illegitimate. We do not recognize William Ruto as the president of Kenya,” Mr Odinga told his charged supporters at the Kamukunji grounds in Nairobi, who in turn, chanted ‘Ruto must go’.

Mr Odinga also claimed the August 2022 polls, in which he finished second behind President Ruto as per the official Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commision (IEBC) results, were manipulated in favour of the eventual winner.

President Ruto has however hit back saying he will not be shaken by Mr Odinga’s threats.

In an earlier television interview, Mr Kanchory blamed Suna East MP Junet Mohammed and former ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru for Mr Odinga’s loss in the August 2022 polls.

He said: “We could not have lost this election if it weren’t for three people. The first one is Junet Mohamed, the second is Joe Mucheru and the third is Makau Mutua. These are people I have worked with and respect but in terms of responsibility, they take the highest responsibility,” he said on NTV.

Raila hit back and referred to the claims as ‘nonesense’

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