Boniface Mwangi confident Supreme Court will overturn Ruto’s win
Photojournalist-cum-activist Boniface Mwangi is confident the Supreme Court of Kenya will overturn President-elect William Ruto’s election victory.
Mwangi, a close ally of Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya Coalition presidential running mate Martha Karua, holds the view that there was massive rigging during the just concluded general elections.
“I am confident that the Supreme Court will rule that IEBC conducted a stolen election and William wasn’t duly elected. When that happens, there should be criminal investigations on those who were involved in the rigging. #JusticeIsComing,” Mwangi said on social media.
Mr Mwangi also claims the elections could not have been rigged without the knowledge of the National Intelligence Service (NIS) and the National Police Service.
“What we now know is that some civil servants were working to undermine the voice of the people. There were a lot of betrayals committed by government employees who worked for the state during the day but sold state secrets to a presidential candidate… The level and the sophistication of the election rigging wouldn’t have happened without the knowledge of the National Intelligence Service, and the National Police Service. If they knew it and they didn’t even bother to inform the President, they should be charged with abetting a crime,” he said.
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There have also been claims that Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya Coalition did not have agents at several polling stations in the Mount Kenya region, which led to the ‘doctoring’ of Form 34As.
However, according to Mwangi, the lack of Azimio agents should not have warranted rigging.
“Even if Azimio didn’t have a single agent, it is the mandate of the IEBC to conduct free and fair elections. Even if a candidate doesn’t have an agent, it’s no excuse to steal their votes,” he said.
In the run-up to the election, Mr Mwangi publicly declared his support for Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
“I believe in the leadership of Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga and Hon. Martha Karua. In this election, I exercised my Constitutional rights, chose a political side, and I gave It my all. I believe in the vision of these two peerless patriots and human rights defenders,” Mwangi said.
According to Mwangi, both Odinga and Karua have been instrumental in the fight for Kenya’s second liberation. He says the few pointers he has picked up from the two leaders will come in handy in his work as a human right defender.