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Ruto's Gov't Under Pressure As Raila Starts His Opposition Role

Raila claimed during a parliamentary group meeting on Friday, September 16, that In the upcoming weeks, they planned to take three steps: save the judiciary from state capture, transform the IEBC so that it is prepared to hold credible elections, and prevent the legislature from succumbing to state capture.

Odinga contended that the Executive is attempting to seize control of the judiciary through illegal bribery. He claimed that it was for this reason that President William Ruto appointed six judges whom his predecessor, Uhuru Kenyatta, had refused to promote.

Justices Aggrey Muchelule, George Odunga, Weldon Korir, Joel Ngugi, Makori Evans, and Omange Judith Elizabeth were among them.

"This is why there has been such a rush to appoint six judges and allocate funds to the Judiciary." I am concerned about where CJ Koome's ruling will leave our elections and democracy in the future.

"We had the worst election in our country since the return of multiparty politics. At the presidential level, it is impossible to tell if elections were held at all. At the lower levels, I believe a number of our people were rigged in order to allow a UDA majority "Raila lamented.

The former Prime Minister also claimed that the Supreme Court's use of strong language in issuing the ruling demonstrated thuggery and cynicism.

"Even during the dark days of one-party rule and state capture of the judiciary, the words they used against us were never used in our courts."

"CJ Koome described our case, presented by the country's finest legal minds, as nothing more than hot air, wild goose chase, and hearsay evidence," Raila stated. "Whenever judges resort to insults, it is the result of a disturbed conscience."

The allegations have yet to be addressed by CJ Koome, Justice Lenaola, or the Supreme Court.

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