Revealed: Why Raila made U-turn, opted for Supreme Court at last minute 

Fresh details have now emerged indicating Raila Odinga was forced to move to the supreme court after division...

Prior to the announcement, NASA had vowed not to move to the court citing the 2013 example where they faced challenges and President Uhuru Kenyatta was upheld the winner.

Fresh details have now emerged indicating that pressure from international community and division among the NASA principals forced the former Prime Minister to seek legal redress.Odinga, former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama and James Orengo were pushing for mass protests throughout the country."The three insisted that the Supreme Court legitimised a dirty election in 2013 and they saw nothing different this time around," a source privy to the discussion told the Nation.On the other hand, Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula and Isaac Ruto opposed the idea stating that street protests could lead to violence and cause deaths liked witnessed before.According to the Standard, the Government's clampdown on the Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) and the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC), left NASA with no option.Inside sources disclosed that Odinga's team relied on the two organisations to file an independent petition on the presidential results so that they could ride on their case."We always knew that even though we would not go to court, some serious group or individual would petition the results, but Jubilee was taking steps to frustrate these groups, leaving us with no option," Odinga's adviser, Salim Lone, divulged.Acting interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i intervened on the on the closure of the two organisations and stopped police raid.

The CS ordered investigations on allegations they had been accused of including illegal registration and failure to file taxes.

Meanwhile, the Jubilee team led by National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale welcomed NASA's decision stating they're ready to face them in court.

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