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Why Raila is cornered, torn between good and evil

Raila Odinga is seen leaving the IEBC National Tallying Centre at the Bomas of Kenya yesterday. [Photo: the-star.co.ke]

National Super Alliance (NASA) Presidential candidate, Raila Amolo Odinga is torn between keeping his legacy as one of the leaders who fought for democracy and striving to rise to power.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declaration of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win in this year’s election has left the opposition leader a wounded man.

Raila can choose to accept defeat and go into books of history as a leader who dreamed of a better Kenya or reject results to bring the nation to a standstill.

He and other leaders of the opposition have been accusing the electoral body of not taking into account their concerns with Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi accusing the IEBC of not being ready to take into account several issues the opposition raised over the presidential outcome.

“We are not going to be party to the IEBC declaration. The message is that the issues we raised have not been adequately addressed. Some of the issues were put in writing but they have not responded to them,” Mudavadi said.

The leaders of the opposition have also said that they will not seek court intervention, which has left Kenyans in deep thoughts over the possible move.

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