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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Raila, Kalonzo meet IEBC chiefs ahead of president announcement

NASA's presidential candidate Raila Odinga arrives at the Bomas of Kenya national tallying centre with ahead the IEBC's announcement on the presidential election, August 11, 2017. /COURTESY
NASA's presidential candidate Raila Odinga arrives at the Bomas of Kenya national tallying centre with ahead the IEBC's announcement on the presidential election, August 11, 2017. /COURTESY

Opposition leader Raila Odinga is meeting IEBC leaders at Bomas of Kenya ahead of their presidential declaration later on Friday.

The NASA presidential candidate (ODM) arrived alongside his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) and other NASA chiefs.

Other Opposition leaders attending the meeting are chief agent Musalia Mudavadi (Amani National Congress leader) and alternate chief agent Siaya Senator James Orengo.

NASA's Deputy President candidate Kalonzo Musyoka arrives at the Bomas of Kenya national tallying centre with ahead the IEBC's announcement on the presidential election, August 11, 2017. /MONICAH MWANGI

The other NASA parties are Chama Cha Mashinani (Isaact Rutto) and Ford Kenya (Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula).

President Uhuru Kenyatta is yet to arrive but Deputy President William Ruto and other Jubilee Party leaders are at the national tallying centre.

Earlier today, preparations including transporting the president's seat and deploying security were made.

Protocol and security teams at the national tallying centre will ensure smooth reception of the certificate by the winner.

Read: President's chair arrives at Bomas as Kenyans wait with bated breath

Deputy President William Ruto upon arrival at Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi for IEBC announcement, August 11, 2017. /MONICAH MWANGI

Raila and other NASA chiefs have opposed the provisional presidential election results, alleging hacking of the IEBC server and other malpractices.

Following the Opposition's complaints, Jubilee and NASA teams went to Bomas to examine forms 34A and 34B from the 290 constituencies.

The Opposition is expected to issue a statement later today on their way forward.

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