Raila Odinga Vows To Concede Defeat Should He Fairly Lose In August

NASA Presidential Candidate, Raila Odinga. / COURTESY
NASA Presidential Candidate, Raila Odinga. / COURTESY

Raila Odinga, Opposition leader, has promised to concede defeat should he fairly lose the August 8 election.

The former premier, will vie against President Uhuru Kenyatta who is bidding for a second and final five-year term.

The NASA flag bearer has vied and lost three times already making this particular election very crucial, it being his last time.

“…hakuna haja ya kusema tukishindwa hatutakubali but in the unlikely event [that I lose] mimi nitaheshimu uamuzi ya wakenya,” Raila said during an interview on Radio Maisha on Tuesday.

Raila noted they have always respected the people’s wishes and that the ball is in the IEBC’s court as the election must be credible.

Hata wakati ule mwingine tulikubali uamuzi wa Wakenya na tukaheshimu uamuzi wa mahakama..” he said.

Uhuru also asked his competitors to commit to maintaining peace and conceding defeat.

“In 2002 when I lost the elections, I conceded. I am proud and urge my competitors to pronounce themselves on this matter. They should commit to this…ensure peace and accept the decision of Kenyans in August,” he said.

In January, the President said he will hand over power if he loses.

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