RUTO ANNOUNCES NEXT MOVE IF RAILA GOES TO COURT
President elect William Ruto speaks when he met elected UDA and Kenya Kwanza coalition leaders at Karen, Nairobi on August 17, 2022
President-elect William Ruto on Wednesday said his team is ready for any court processes challenging the presidential results.
Ruto said as the Kenya Kwanza team, they are ready to abide by legal dictates that may emerge from their win.
“If there will be court processes, we will engage in them Because we are Democrats and we believe in the rule of law,” he said.
The UDA leader was meeting all elected members of the Alliance at the deputy president’s residence
This comes a day after his opponent, Raila Odinga of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance said he will follow all legal processes to challenge the results.
Raila said the IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati was wrong to announce the results without full consultation with all Commissioners.
“Let no one take the law into their own hands. We are pursuing constitutional and lawful channels to invalidate Chebukati’s illegal and unconstitutional pronouncement. We are certain that justice will prevail,” Raila said while speaking at KICC on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, during a meeting with all Azimio elected members, the ODM leader said they have consulted and approved the legal steps to be taken.
“We have given them a brief with regards to presidential elections and they have approved steps we have decided to take as Azimio Coalition.”
Four Commissioners alienated themselves from the election body on Monday, an hour before the president-elect’s declaration, saying they did not support the choice.
Julian Cherera and three of her colleagues Francis Wanderi, Irene Masit and Justus Nyangaya, said the process was opaque.
Ruto won the elections by 50.49 per cent against Raila’s 48.85 per cent.
By the star
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