Raila’s camp members’ react to Ruto’s victory
As a section of politicians congratulate President-elect William Ruto after the announcement by IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati, several of Raila Odinga’s political supporters disputed the win citing various reasons.
Ruto was announced on Monday as the President-elect at the Bomas of Kenya.
This was after some drama that saw Azimio La Umoja leaders confront Chebukati leading to a scuffle.
Police officers stepped in to neutralise the situation that had turned violent leading to the injury of two IEBC commissioners.
Below are some leaders from Raila’s camp who have challenged Ruto’s win.
Azimio la Umoja’s presidential running mate Martha Karua claimed, “It is not over till it is over …..”
It is not over till it is over …..
— Martha Karua SC (@MarthaKarua) August 15, 2022
Azimio la Umoja’s spokesperson Makau Mutua also refuted Ruto’s win saying Chebukati had no quorum while announcing the results.
ANY results @IEBCKenya Chair @WChebukati announces are INVALID because he had no quorum of commissioners to hold a plenary and make such a weighty decision. The ongoing process at Bomas is now ILLEGAL.
— Prof Makau Mutua (@makaumutua) August 15, 2022
Azimio la Umoja’s Secretary General cum the Suna MP-elect claimed Kenyans democracy shall endure.
A travesty has been nipped in the bud. Kenya's democracy shall endure. || @makaumutua
— JUNET MOHAMED, CBS (@JunetMohamed) August 15, 2022
Political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi questioned which commission Chebukati used to announce results claiming that four IEBC commissioners had differed the results.
Why have a COMMISSION? If 4 commissioners out of 7 DISAGREE with chebukati RESULTS, Chebukati is SPEAKing for which COMMISSION? Whose RESULTS did he ANNOUNCE? Dear Kenyans: Am I asking a STUPID QUESTION? #kenyaelections2022
— Mutahi Ngunyi (@MutahiNgunyi) August 15, 2022
Azimio la Umoja’s blogger Dikembe Disembe claimed that Raila would be declared president even though not immediately.
RAILA ODINGA WILL BE DECLARED PRESIDENT, NOT IMMEDIATELY, BUT DEFINATELY.
— D I K E M B E (@Disembe) August 15, 2022
Elected Kileleshwa MCA cum blogger Abraham Mutai urged Kenyans to relax as Baba would head to State House.
Omena in State House is still loading. So relax!
— Robert ALAI (@RobertAlai) August 15, 2022