Vocal Political Commentator Professor Herman Manyora has said that Jeremiah Kioni's claims that the Azimio La Umoja one Kenya Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga won the August 9th polls, will not change anything since the Supreme Court upheld the results.
Kioni claimed that a whistleblower's report showed that Raila garnered 8.1 million votes defeating Ruto who got 5.9 million votes contrary to IEBC's announcement that he got 6.9 million votes while Ruto won with 7.1 million votes.
Kioni's remarks were supported by the Narc-Kenya Party leader Martha Karua and Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka who demanded forensic audit of the IEBC servers.
According to Manyora, even if the Azimio camp provides enough evidence to show that the polls were compromised, nothing will change and Ruto will remain the president.
He however said that Ruto should be concerned since his presidency would be considered illegitimate by the Kenyan voters and probably other countries.
"Whatever you give from the constitutional or legal view, it will not change anything. You cannot table evidence here which was not enough to convince the Supreme Court and think that Ruto will vacate office. Nothing will change and he will remain the Head of State."
"However, there are issues of legitimacy and if that evidence by Azimio is so overwhelming and convincing, it will create legitimacy issues hanging around his neck, and no president is safe with such. Maybe that is why Uhuru Kenyatta went in to an handshake with Raila in 2018 after the 2017 polls, but the worst thing is that, it might result to mass action which can shake the president and his government," said the University of Nairobi lecturer.
Listen to Manyora, from minute 12.
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