>> What Odinga actually plans on doing next isn't clear. He spoke of pickets and petitions, but even some of his own supporters were sure what he was asking of them and his so-called people's assembly.
The answer is not necessarily. Odinga pulled out of the second vote, saying the electoral commission was making the same mistakes as in the first vote in August. That left Kenyatta running unopposed. He won 98% of the vote, but turn out was incredibly low, leaving him with a weak mandate for a second five year term.
Many feared Odinga would once again challenge the result. He didn't, but as Reuters' Katharine Houreld in Nairobi tells us, he still has time.>> Odinga has up to seven days after the results are officially announced a Supreme Court case.>> Freedom and democracy.>> He called for a people's assembly to exchange ideas on how to improve governance.
But he didn't call for mass protest, and he didn't mention lodging any cases at the supreme court, the two avenues considered most likely to put pressure on the government.>>
If Odinga does decide to lodge a legal case against Kenyatta's victory in the next week, it would dash any chances of dialogue between the two leaders and any hopes of unifying a now politically polarized country.