Editor's Review

The Azimio la Umoja leader made the announcements shortly after landing back in the country. 

Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga on Monday, January 23, arrived back in the country after a one-week tour in South Africa.

The Opposition chief went straight to Kamukunji grounds for a rally alongside his Azimio la Umoja co-principals.

In his speech, the former prime minister rejected the August 9, 2022, Presidential results adding that he would not recognize the Kenya Kwanza government. 

“We cannot and will not consider the Kenya Kwanza regime and government as legitimate," Odinga affirmed. 

File image of Raila Odinga

The ODM leader stated that he would not regard William Ruto as the President of the Republic of Kenya.

“We don’t recognize Mr. William Ruto as the President of Kenya. We don’t recognize him and we equally don’t recognize any officials in office with him,” Raila stated.

He demanded that IEBC records for the August 2022 elections be made public and audited by an impartial body.

“We demand that the entire infrastructure and the records of the 2022 elections at the IEBC be made public and be audited by an impartial body. A forensic audit of the IEBC results and results is non-negotiable, “Raila demanded.

The Azimio leader further asked the Kenya Kwanza government to stop its plans to reconstitute the IEBC single-handedly.

“We demand that any attempts to reconstitute the IEBC single-handedly by Mr. Ruto seize forthwith so that Kenyans themselves can reconstitute the body after fair deliberations,” Raila added.