In Summary
  • Mr Odinga said Nasa does not want violence and appealed to its supporters to remain calm.
  • They also called for lawful settlement of disputes arising from the elections.

National Super Alliance flag bearer Raila Odinga has said he is disappointed with international election observers over their view that Kenya polls were credible.

In an interview with CNN on Thursday evening, Mr Odinga said the observers concentrated on voting and tallying but not the transmission of the results.

“I think that the observers have not helped Kenyans resolve this dispute, they have confounded it by giving basically an approval to a fairly flawed process…and therefore I am very disappointed with John Kerry and the other observers,” he said.

Mr Odinga said Nasa does not want violence and appealed to its supporters to remain calm.

“We know the consequences of 2007 and we do not want to see a repeat of that anymore,” he said.

JUSTICE

On violence that was witnessed in some parts on Wednesday and Thursday, the opposition leader said he does not control anyone adding that people want justice.

CNN had earlier interviewed Mr Kerry, the head of the Carter Centre observer mission who said all nine international observers agreed that the process of carrying out the elections was “quite positive”.

“The tallying is ongoing but we believe that the elections commission in Kenya has put in place a process that will allow each and every vote integrity to be proven and to be protected.

“…..There is a way to go back, if anything was changed, if anything was fiddled with, to absolutely ascertain what happened in the polling station,” he said.

COURT PROCESS

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