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Raila Breaks Silence on Plan To Petition Chebukati’s Announcement

Joy Waweru | 5 months ago
Raila Odinga ,Martha Karua and Kalonzo Musyoka on August 16,2022. IMAGE:LUCY WANJIRU|NMG
Raila Odinga ,Martha Karua and Kalonzo Musyoka on August 16,2022. IMAGE:LUCY WANJIRU|NMG

On Sunday 21st ,Right Honorable Raila Odinga was accompanied by running mate Martha Karua to a church service in Jesus Teaching Ministries in Embakasi.

It is here that he said that his presidential bid victory as Azimio flag bearer will be known from tomorrow Monday when they file their petition in the Supreme court.

He asserted that they (Azimio)were sure that they had won fair and square in the just concluded the August 9 elections.

He also stated that they would not “reconcile”with their UDA counterparts until the due court process is followed. He was alluding to the “handshake” agreement that Raila Odinga had with outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Raila Odinga promised his loyal followers that he would not relent in his quest for justice until the case is heard and determined and justice is served.He compared his ordeal like that of King Bile from the Bible,“We will conquer them and capture all they have looted. This David will follow the David of the Bible. There's no doubt in our minds that Kenyans spoke loudly on the 9th, that voice will not be muzzled.”

Martha Karua said that the journey to finding Uhuru Kenyatta’s successor was only starting. She acknowledged confidence in the ability of the judiciary to dispense the matter. Martha Karua reiterated that truth shall set everyone free and without justice there would be no lasting peace.

The two contestants were in the company of Mr.Kalonzo Musyoka among other leaders.Mr.Musyoka expressed confidence that they would emerge victorious after the Supreme court looks into the matter.

"To Kenyans please stand still and see the salvation of God."

He reprimanded the postponing of gubernatorial elections in Mombasa and Kakamega counties.

According to the constitution, once the law suit is filed at the Supreme Court,it should be determined within two weeks.The apex court can either nullify or uphold Wafula Chebukati’s announcement that saw William Ruto being gazetted as President-elect.

The Azimio legal team hopes to convince the seven-judge bench that William Ruto was declared president elect unprocedurally and unlawfully. Azimio’s legal team includes Philip Murgor,James Orengo,Otiende Amollo,Amos Wako,Prof Tom Ojienda among others.

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