New details now suggest that Deputy President William Ruto has begun preparing for anything ahead of the long-awaited election on August 9.
Ruto is competing for the presidency through the Kwanza Kenya coalition and, together with his allies, has secured his supporters a win in the first round.
But it seems he is also preparing for another outcome, a failure, with one of his other plans to go to court to deny defeat.
It turns out that the DP and his team have formed a legal team for the work and are also gathering evidence to bring to trial if he loses.
The existence of the legal team has been confirmed by legal expert Linda Musumba, who told the Daily Nation they are ready for anything to happen.
"I think people are preparing. Any party responsible and the legal team responsible for a party will prepare. It is just that in this case. We hope for a process. peaceful transition, but if necessary, it would be reckless not to be willing,” she told the newspaper.
This comes even as Ruto and his allies continue to declare full confidence in IEBC and express confidence that it will hold a free and fair poll. But at the same time, they claimed that the state wanted to arrest him and give power to his main rival, Azimio La Umoja's Raila.
The newspaper reported that Ruto's lawyers had all of the letters they wrote to IEBC regarding cabinet secretaries involved in Raila's campaigns.
Other documents and evidence deemed necessary in the petition have been prepared and can be used as evidence if DP Ruto loses the case.
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