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The ODM boss urged his supporters to heal from the August 9 election loss.

Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party leader Raila Odinga has pledged to his supporters a major political announcement that will impact national politics in the coming days.

The former prime minister who returned to the country from a tour of India urged his supporters to heal from the humiliating loss he suffered at the hand of President William Ruto on August 9.

Despite the loss, Raila said he was still focused on the agenda for democratic reforms in the country.

The longstanding opposition leader said that at the right time, he would announce the direction he intends to take after the electioneering period.

"I want to apologise for what happened regarding the election. Such is life everywhere, but we must soldier on. The search for liberation is not about Raila. I don't contest in elections to enrich myself, we want a better country. What happened in Kenya is comparable to what's happening across the globe.

Democracy is a work in progress, and that is why we change constitutions to respond to current situations. Just like Diego Maradona in football, today, we have VAR to capture some of these moments in football. I will speak to you later, at the appointed time. That's when we will sit down and chart our way forward. We are still watching them. I'm not exhausted, I'm not fatigued. Tutaongea hapo mbeleni," he said.

ODM leader Raila Odinga speaking at the burial of Ida Odinga's slain bodyguard. Photo: Twitter.
Raila spoke during the send-off of Barack Otieno, a slain police officer assigned to his wife Ida.

He was in the company of fellow political luminaries among them KANU secretary-general Nick Salat.

Raila lost to Ruto in his fifth presidential bid.

Ruto garnered upward of 7.1 million votes to be declared the duly elected president; Raila trailed with 6.9 million votes.

Ruto's win was upheld by the Supreme Court following Raila's petition.