Odinga for his part is going after the international election observers who endorsed the Aug 8 poll. Some 400 election monitors from the African Union, the European Union, and the United States, including former US secretary of state John Kerry, said vote had been free, fair and credible.” After the high court came to the exact opposite conclusion, Odinga released a statement: “With this courageous verdict we put on trial the international observers who moved fast to sanitize fraud. Their role must be reexamined.” 

When Kenyatta was declared the winner last month, he said that “in a true democracy, all Kenyans are winners.” As the country gears up for another round of campaigning, voters can only hope that both candidates try to live up to that truism.

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