By Judith Gicobi
Raila Odinga, Azimio La Umoja Coalition Presidential candidate, has disputed the results of the 2022 election, in which William Ruto of the UDA Party was announced the victor.
On Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Odinga declared to the media that he would be going to court to contest the results, which he described as being null and void.
He charged that in announcing Ruto as the winner of the election, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati had broken both the law and the Constitution.
“What we saw yesterday was a travesty of the laws of Kenya by Wafula Chebukati and a minority of IEBC commissioners… The figures announced by Wafula Chebukati are null and void and must be quashed by a court of law. In our view there is no legally declared president-elect,” said Odinga.
Without providing more information, the IEBC commissioners, comprising vice chair Juliana Cherera and commissioners Francis Wanderi, Irene Masit, and Justus Nyang’aya, said that the final decisions were reached in an opaque manner.
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