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KENYA | Raila Odinga should be thanked - his election losses helped deepen Kenya’s democracy

Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission announced on 15 August 2022 that Deputy President William Ruto had won the 2022 presidential election following a close, tense race. The commission gave the count as 50.49% for Ruto against rival Raila Odinga’s 48.85%. This was immediately disputed by Odinga’s campaign and four of the seven electoral commissioners, who described the final tallying process as “opaque”.

KENYA | Raila Odinga should be thanked - his election losses helped deepen Kenya’s democracy
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