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Raila Odinga’s confidence in the Supreme Court ahead of judgement day

By Mercy Simiyu September 5th, 2022 1 min read

Azimio flagbearer Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua have exuded confidence in the Supreme court to deliver justice in their presidential petition.

Speaking after a meeting with Azimio leaders from Meru on Sunday, Odinga stressed that his legal team had done its best to show the world that the August 9, 2022 polls were not free and fair.

Said Odinga: “We hope the Supreme Court will deliver a fair ruling that will help strengthen our democracy. I don’t want to speculate or anticipate the ruling of but I believe that the judges are people who are learned and qualified and fair.”

“We are confident our course is just and part of the just course is you will never get deterred by setbacks, setbacks are part of the game we believe ultimately that justice will triumph and Kenyan people will be happier, Kenyans should continue praying for us and pray for wisdom.”

Odinga on August 22 filed a petition challenging the election outcome and declaration of William Ruto as President-elect by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. (IEBC)

Seven days earlier, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati had declared Ruto as President-elect after garnering 50.49% of the votes cast, slightly more than 50%+1 threshold required.

Odinga was second best, George Wajackoyah came home third and Wahiga Mwaure came in fourth out of the four presidential candidates.

The Supreme Court is expected to deliver its ruling on the presidential petition on Monday.