Former Jubilee Party Secretary Gerenal, Rafael Tuju has revealed that Azimio la Umoja political faction was happy with the final Presidential results announced by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati. Speaking in Ramogi TV on Friday, Tuju echoed on irregularities that were witnessed during the General election and why his Azimio side had resorted to petition the results in Supreme Court. According to Rafael Tuju, the Azimio faction were happy that the IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati declared Ruto the winner of the Presidential race other than announcing a re-run. Tuju cited the genesis of IEBC malpractices dating back to tender awards eg the printing of ballot papers. He added that the electoral body's system was compromised in favour of Kenya Kwanza.
Photo: Former Jubilee Party Secretary Gerenal Rafael Tuju.
According to Rafael Tuju, if by any chance IEBC decided to declare a re-run then they still could have used an already compromised system for the re-run election, hence allowing the same malpractices. Tuju said Azimio had enough evidence that they'll submit to the Supreme Court as a proof that the election was rigged. He said the Azimio team were happier to go to the Supreme Court other than to go for a re-run using an already compromised commission and system.
Commenting on the division among IEBC commissioners, the former Rarieda Constituency Member of Parliament alleged that Chebukati was running a lone show. According to Tuju, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman made some critical decisions without consulting the other commissioners and therefore catching them unawares. He said the Azimio la Umoja legal team had enough evidence to prove this allagetion, which they'll provide in the supreme court.
Photo: IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati with his now estranged Deputy Juliana Cherera during press briefing on elections.
IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati announced Deputy President William Ruto as the 2022 President elect amid division among commissioners and chaos at the National Tallying Centre in Bomas of Kenya. Azimio team disputed the results and will therefore be moving to Supreme court in a bid to have IEBC's declaration overturned.
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