Azimio La Umoja leader Raila Odinga would have recovered his presidency immediately after he lost it to President William Ruto in August but failed to, former Minister Franklin Bett claims.
Raila lost to Ruto with a margin of close to two hundred thousand votes according to what was announced by the IEBC, results he rejected, saying that he was rigged out by the poll body.
Bett, a former Bureti Member of Parliament, says that were he organised, he would have immediately recovered his win at the Supreme Court, but messed up when he went there unprepared.
He points out that the former Prime Minister therefore lost something he should have won and should now leave Kenyans in peace by sparing them the mass action he has resorted to.
“This thing of mass action is very disruptive socially and economically. Do we need it then? I firmly say, we don’t. At the election, Azimio had the chance to win. Had another opportunity in court. Both got to a cul de sac! Why? Lack of preparedness! Next! prepare for 2027,” he told The Star on Tuesday.
Raila has cited foul play in both instances, accusing Ruto of pocketing both the IEBC and Supreme Court, the result being his rigging and what he terms the unfair rejection of his petition at the court.
He is now trying to push Ruto out using the people, and has since asked his supporters to come out and demonstrate against Ruto, whom he has also a accused of refusing to lower living costs for Kenyans.
He is also accusing the Head of State of already being in the process of planning another rigging for the 2027 election, by singlehandedly reconstituting the IEBC to install friendly figures.
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