President Uhuru Kenyatta will be among the biggest casualties should the Supreme Court uphold Deputy President William Ruto's win, political analyst Fred Sasia has predicted.
Ruto was declared President-elect by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati on August 15, amid protests from allies of ODM leader Raila Odinga, who were lamenting of what looked like rigging moves.
Sasia says that having publicly endorsed Raila, Uhuru's fate would be better if the former Prime Minister won, as an alternative result would leave him looking bad.
He says that Ruto being on the throne would also leave Uhuru embarrassed, having during the campaign season said that he was a bad choice and a person who should not be allowed near power.
He told The Star that it would also deny Uhuru the position Raila had promised to preserve for him as his (Raila) advisor.
The commentator adds that Ruto will have to win in the rerun if the court nullifies his win, if he is to avoid setting history as the first Kenyan to lose after his win was thrown out by the courts.
“If the court nullifies the election and loses the rerun, he will be the first contender to be a president-elect who failed to ascend to State House. That would be a terrible history to make,” he is quoted.
A validation of his win, he suggests, will also see Ruto set a record as the first Kenyan to win the coveted seat on his first try.
In Supreme Court, Ruto, through his lawyers, made efforts to convince the judges that his win was valid, rubbishing Raila's objections as those of a sore loser unwilling to stomach his defeat.
Raila's counsels, on the other hand, argued that Raila's votes were stolen, even attempting to give proof that the IEBC servers were breached.
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