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Raila calls for calm ahead of possible Supreme court battle

Raila Odinga has urged his supporters to maintain peace as he seeks a solution to what he referred to as a ‘stolen’ election.

The call comes a day after Odinga, the Azimio presidential candidate, lost to President-elect William Ruto in a hotly contested election.

Odinga made the call when addressing an international press conference at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi.

“What happened in 2007 is still fresh in our minds,” said Odinga, in relation to the violence that led to the death of 1000 people.

“We don’t want the country to go back there.”

President Uhuru Kenyatta and President-elect William Ruto were among the six people charged at the International Criminal Court in relation to the violence.

“We are guided by the constitution and I plead with everyone to be calm. Don’t take action because there is a legal procedure to be followed”

Odinga, who has contested and now lost five presidential elections thanked Kenyans for voting for him.

“We have always been instruments of peace. Our coalition has always worked towards uniting Kenyans. We will not allow anyone to bring unrest in the country.”

He was accomcompanied by his running mate Martha Karua and Kalonzo Musyoka.