â€œIf KANU (Kenya African National Union) rigs the elections, we are not going to the courts which are manned by (President Daniel arap) Moiâ€™s judges, this time we have decided to go the Madagascar way,â€ Kiraitu Murungi of the opposition National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) told AFP.
Madagascarâ€™s President Marc Ravalomanana came to power after having brought hundreds of thousands of his supporters onto the streets for a general strike and mass protests after claiming to have won outright in the first round of a December 2001 election.
He was unanimously recognised as a president in July this year when the countryâ€™s former ruler Didier Ratsiraka, who tried to cling on to the presidency despite the protests, fled to France.
â€œWe know we are winning and we are not going to allow anyone to take away our victory this time round,â€ Murungi, the chairman of NARCâ€™s legal affairs committee, told AFP in a telephone interview.
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