Raila to Ruto: We don’t recognise you as President

Raila to Ruto: We don’t recognise you as President

By Peter Ochieng

Azimio La Umoja One Kenya leader Raila Odinga is back in the Country.

Odinga jetted back into the country on Monday from his South Africa trip and headed straight to the historical Kamkunji grounds in Nairobi.

Addressing his supporters, the former Prime Minister maintained that he won the August 2022 presidential contest, against President William Ruto. He said they don’t recognize Ruto as the President of the Republic of Kenya, demanding that he resigns alongside his deputy and the cabinet.

“We in Azimio reject the 2022 election results totally. We cannot and will not recognize the Kenya Kwanza regime and consider the Kenya Kwanza government illegitimate. We don’t recognize Mr. William Ruto as the President of Kenya,” Odinga said.

Odinga reiterated claims made by Azimio leaders; Kalonzo Musyoka, Martha Karua and Jeremiah Kioni that he won the race to State House, owing to data shared by an Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) whistleblower.

“According to IEBC whistleblower data, we won handily with over 2 million votes. The people of the mountain voted for us as they have never done before. I want to thank the inhabitants of the mountain for giving me an insurmountable margin in the election.”

Last week, Karua, Musyoka and Kioni claimed that Odinga garnered 8.1 million votes in the presidential race, with Ruto managing less than 6 million votes.

They alleged that the Azimio leader’s votes were ‘mostly stolen’ in the Mt. Kenya region.

An announcement made by former IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati on 15th August 2022 shows that Ruto won the race to the House on the Hill with 7.1 million votes, against Raila’s 6.9 million.

He swiftly moved to the Supreme Court, where his case was dismissed for failing to prove that he was rigged out.

Odinga now says IEBC and Supreme Court were central to the rigging of the 2022 elections.

He wants the entire IEBC infrastructure and records of the 2022 polls to remain public and be audited by an impartial body.

Odinga said he will continue holding rallies across the country to pressure Ruto to resign.


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