Raila Holds General Election Discussions With US Delegation

On Thursday, Raila Odinga, the leader of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party, and his running mate Martha Karua met with a delegation from the United States that is presently in Kenya.

At the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, US representative to Kenya Meg Whitman welcomed the group, which was led by Senator Chris Coons, to the nation (JKIA).

Odinga claimed that they discussed matters related to the just-concluded General Election as well as the common aspirations between the United States and Kenya.

The Azimio chairman was certain during the discussion that he would appeal the election in which his competitor William Ruto was named president-elect to the Supreme Court.

“We held candid discussions on developments around our general election and bilateral relations with the Congressional delegation of the US Senate and House of Representatives,” stated Odinga

“We reiterated our commitment to pursuing legal means to resolve issues around the election results.”

The American dignitaries also spoke with President-elect William Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta during the trip.

U.S. officials have since praised Kenya’s electoral board for holding free and fair elections and maintaining peace during the campaigning season.

“We applaud the efforts of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, security forces, and all electoral institutions to organize a peaceful and orderly voting and counting process,” the U.S Embassy said in a statement on Monday.

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Written by Esther Oyugi

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