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Martha Karua, the running mate of Raila Odinga in the recently concluded presidential election, was out playing golf on Tuesday as President-elect William Ruto’s inauguration went on at Kasarani.

Donning white loose-fitting pants paired with a striped top complete with a hat and white sneakers, Karua looked relaxed, away from the hustle and bustle of the swearing-in.

She captioned the photo, " My day so far."

Earlier, ODM leader Raila Odinga stated that he had been invited to the inauguration but would not attend since he is out of the country and has other ‘serious concerns.

Through a statement to newsrooms, Odinga maintained that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) did not conduct a free and fair election.

Further, he stated that the ruling by the Supreme Court was not based on the facts and the law.


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“The outcome of the election remains indeterminate. Once I return to the country, I will, jointly with Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party leaders, announce our next steps as we seek to deepen and strengthen our democracy.

“We can only do so if we reform and transform the key institutions that are charged with protecting and advancing our democracy,” read the statement in part.

Asked about Odinga’s no-show, Deputy President-elect Rigathi Gachagua played it down as a non-issue saying Kasarani was already filled to the brim.

“We do not want to get into sideshows by what Raila Odinga is saying. It does not matter. The function will go on. Kasarani is full. We cannot even accommodate the people who are there. That is what is important.

“As to what he wants to do, I think we leave it to him but I want to say we will accord him his respect as a serious citizen and we expect him to lead the opposition and keep us in check,” said Gachagua.

Adding: “We are happy to have a working opposition to keep us in check so I invite Raila and the Azimio group to take up their place. They should call us out when we are out of order and they should also advise us on how to make this country better.”