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>> You have now decided to move to the Supreme Court and lead for the world the making of a computer generated leadership.>> Kenya's opposition leader is heading to the Supreme Court over the results of the Presidential election. Raila Odinga said on Wednesday he's contesting last week's outcome.
And ignored calls by some observers that he concede defeat to President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Election Board said Kenyatta had beaten Odinga on the eighth of August by 1.4 million votes to win a second five year term. Odinga disputes that figure, he's not yet provided proof of rigging, but promised to do so in court.
This decision will be welcome news to many, as Reuters' Duncan Miriri explains.>> There was a sigh of relief across the country, because many people are worried that if Odinga calls for protests, then there would be violence. One human rights body has already said at least 24 people have been killed in pockets of protests that followed the announcement of President Kenyatta's re-election last Friday.
Now this is not the first time Odinga has challenged the outcome of a presidential vote in Kenya in the country's supreme court. In 2013, when he lost to Uhuru Kenyatta, he moved to his country's supreme court. But the court dismissed the petition and upheld the outcome, which saw President Kenyatta go on to serve as president in the term that has just ended.
>> His announcement follows days of an intense behind the scenes negotiations. International and domestic observers have said that the polls were largely free and fair. One international observer said Odinga's team had identified 11 polling stations where the oppositions had proof of problems, far too few to overturn the results.
But Odinga has accused observers of supporting the government.