By Judith Gicobi
Martha Karua, the deputy presidential candidate for the Azimio La Umoja alliance, has indicated her intention to contest President-elect William Ruto’s election victory.
Karua remarked on social media shortly after Ruto’s triumph was declared official: “It is not over till it is over.”
Leaders associated with the Azimio coalition argue that fraud tainted the election.
Saitabao Ole Kanchuri, the chief agent for Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga, claimed that the systems used by the electoral commission to tally the results of the presidential contest were compromised before the official announcement by the electoral body.
This claim was made just moments before IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati announced the final results of the presidential election.
Speaking on Monday at the Bomas of Kenya, Kanchuri cited intelligence reports as the basis for their assertions.
He even went as far as to imply that some IEBC employees actively collaborated with the perpetrators of the alleged cyber attack to tamper with the presidential election.
A petition contesting the outcome of the presidential election must be submitted within seven days after the IEBC’s announcement of the results.
The petition will be decided 14 days after being filed, according to the Supreme Court.