Raila to make history by losing two presidential elections in one year?

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The National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga will set a record as the first presidential candidate to lose two elections in one year, former Tigania East Member of Parliament Mpuru Aburi has said.

The Opposition leader also risks losing a presidential election for a mind-boggling five times after the Supreme Court nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s August win and ordered a fresh one which is now set for October 17.

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Former Tigania East MP Mpuru Aburi. PHOTO: MUTHOMI MWENDA/THE STAR

Aburi spoke as he joined other Meru politicians to campaign for Uhuru in the region, noting that the Supreme Court colluded with the Opposition to nullify Uhuru’s win.

His sentiments were mirrored by Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi who over the weekend said Uhuru will get even more votes in the repeat polls. Raila received about 38,000 votes in Meru County.

“I know Meru will vote for Uhuru in anger and the margin between Uhuru and NASA leader Raila Odinga will be even bigger,” Kiraitu, a close ally of Kenyatta, said, asking Meru residents to come out and vote in huge numbers.

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According to him, Uhuru had initiated many development projects in the region, including the construction of the Isiolo Airport.

North Imenti MP Rahim Dawood also alluded to Uhuru doubling the margin against Raila. “We don’t have a choice. I’m sure Uhuru will win the repeat polls. Jubilee has the majority elected leaders and I’m sure Uhuru will double the margin against Raila,” the Star quoted him.

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The poll body announced that the fresh election will only involve Raila and Uhuru, mathematically making it a conclusive poll in as far as the mandatory 50+1 is concerned. It’s a winner takes all poll.