Raila Odinga the Kenyan opposition leader is expected to unveil his next move Wednesday to contest a presidential poll he claims was rigged in favour of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The 72-year-old cried foul shortly after vote counting began in last Tuesday’s election, sparking deadly protests in his strongholds that left at least 17 dead and 177 injured.
The unrest quickly gave way to a tense limbo as his supporters wait to hear if their leader will take his grievances to court, as he has been urged to do, or out onto the streets.
Initially his decision had been planned Tuesday, however he pushed this back by a day citing the “complexity and delicate nature” of discussions with his allies in the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition.
His vow that “there is no turning back”, and comments by NASA officials that court is not an option have placed the country on tenterhooks over the likelihood of a protracted vote dispute, more violence and economic disruption.
The opposition claims the electronic voting system was hacked and the results manipulated.
Elected President Uhuru Kenyatta called for peace and calmness among Kenyans.