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Eugene Wamalwa throws weight behind Raila Odinga’s ‘resist’ Ruto bid

By Mercy Simiyu January 24th, 2023 2 min read

Former Defence Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa has dismissed those calling off Azimio leader Raila Odinga’s recent political stance against President William Ruto.

Mr Wamalwa, in a series of tweets, emphasized he will continue assisting Mr Odinga’s quest for electoral justice following what he described as manipulated polls in August 2022.

“To those urging Azimio to move on & flow with the current, Thomas Jefferson said, in matters of style swim with the current but in matters of principle, stand like a rock.For truth &Justice Azimio shall stand like a rock,” Tweeted Wamalwa.

Addressing Kenyans during a rally at the Kamukunji grounds in Nairobi on January 23, 2023, Mr Wamalwa who doubles up as patron of the DAP-K patron stressed that Kenya cannot move we have electoral justice. You the whistle blowers are the true heroes of Kenya.”

Mr Wamalwa has already declared interest in challenging President William Ruto in the 2027 polls.

President at the rally were the Azimio hierarchy led by Mr Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, and Martha Karua.

In the terse rally that was held moments after he arrived from a working trip in South Africa, Mr Odinga maintained the August 2022 polls were manipulated by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commision (IEBC) chairperson Wafula Chebukati and vowed not to recognize William Ruto as the duly elected Head of State.

President Ruto, was, meanwhile among the the first political leaders to criticize Mr Odinga after the rally held at Kamukunji.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has also led politicians allied to President Ruto in dismissing Mr Odinga’s stance and claims.

President Ruto won the August 2022 polls as per the official IEBC records, with Mr Odinga coming home a close second in a four horse race.

Mr Odinga protested the results and filed a case at the Supreme Court challenging them, but lost the case.

Recently however, Mr Odinga, with the backing of an anonymous whitsle blower, has claimed to have unearthed fresh proof that the polls were manipulated.

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