Kenya’s Odinga rejects election results, will launch legal challenge

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Kenya's opposition leader Odinga addresses the nation after Ruto declared president-elect

NAIROBI – Kenya’s losing presidential candidate Raila Odinga said on Tuesday his coalition totally rejects the election results that saw Deputy President William Ruto win the presidential vote, and vowed to pursue legal means to challenge the decision.

The veteran opposition leader, who lost his fifth bid for the presidency, urged his supporters to maintain peace and not take the law on their own hands, at a media briefing in the capital.

(Reporting by George Obulutsa and Duncan Miriri; Writing by James Macharia Chege; Editing by Alison Williams)