Chinga Ward Member of County Assembly Kiruga Thuku has now claimed that former prime minister Raila Odinga fairly lost in the highly disputed 2007 presidential election. Link: https://www.facebook.com/960549524105124/posts/pfbid0b7N2pH29QES9Sn3HeCZZ9qcoinSjKnbJqfFdg582ikfEt7dAzMKQg6r7gYKK53rul/?app=fbl
While speaking at TV 47 Kenya Live show on Tuesday morning, Thuku opined that Raila's election could not have been stolen, despite the country plunging into violence that led to loss of more than 1300 Kenyans and displacement of hundreds of thousands from their residences.
He accused the Azimio La Umoja coalition for presenting fake Information Technology IT logs that were made on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) as evidence in 2022 presidential election petition in a bid to justify his fraud claims in the polls.
The vocal MCA quipped that the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader could not have been betrayed in 2007 because of his ever-complaining attitude that he has been bearing all along. He asserted his complains concerning stolen election every electioneering period do not add up.
"They took templates of the 2017 petition to the court. Even in 2007, I still don't believe he (Raila Odinga) was short changed. It cannot be that it is only your election that is always stolen," Kiruga Thuku.
This follows after Raila unsuccessfully challenged president Dr William Ruto's August 2022 election victory in Supreme Court. The former prime minister alleged the IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati rigged his victory and handed it to Dr Ruto. He claimed that votes were deducted from him and added to Ruto. However, the court dismissed his petition for lack of proof.
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