Raila: There will be no peace if we don't solve election rigging

Raila: There will be no peace if we don't solve election rigging

Azimio leader Raila Odinga speaks at Wiper party boss Kalonzo Musyoka's Yatta Farm in Machakos County on May 26, 2023. PHOTO | COURTESY

Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party leader Raila Odinga has reiterated his commitment to end the alleged mishandling of the election process in Kenya.

Speaking in Yatta in Machakos County on Friday, Odinga took a swipe at the Kenya Kwanza government accusing them of rigging the August 2022 presidential polls, at the same time vowing that the opposition team will not condone such malpractice again.

According to the opposition chief, the only way for the country to achieve peace and move forward is to guarantee its citizens free and fair elections.

He, therefore, committed that the opposition would put the President William Ruto-led regime to account and ensure transparency in the agencies mandated with undertaking the polling process.

“We want to make rigging a very expensive enterprise that nobody will ever again think of rigging elections in this country. Without resolving this matter convincingly, there will be no peace in this country,” Odinga stated.

“Kenyans will not go back to elections in 2027 and elections be rigged again; it will never happen again. It will never happen means Kenyans will never accept it.”

The former premier, who maintained that he trounced President Ruto in the 2022 polls, cited what he claimed was Azimio’s popularity in other elective positions hence insisting that there was “no way we could have lost.”

Odinga also called to question Chief Justice Martha Koome’Ss conduct, blaming her for the alleged “unfairness” she meted to Azimio while administering the Supreme Court verdict on the election petition.

“Everybody was at fault…when we went to the Supreme Court, we thought we would get justice but instead got insults,” he stated.

“Martha Koome read that she was convinced beyond reasonable doubt that IEBC deployed Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). How did it come in the ruling? It means the ruling was written somewhere by somebody else.”


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