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Azimio Alleges What Ruto is Doing to It's MPs to Have Them Join Kenya Kwanza

The Azimio La Umoja alliance claims that President-elect William Ruto is already at work to crush the alliance only days after being declared winner.

Ruto was declared winner of the August 9 presidential election on Monday, an announcement that was made by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati.

He has since embarked on meeting MPs elected through his Kenya Kwanza coalition, as well as reported defectors from the Azimio side.

The Azimio side has claimed that he is trying to woo it's members through bribing them, alleging that Ruto is buying these elected leaders off.

Azimio Spokesman Makau Mutua on Friday alleged that Ruto is doing this to ensure that he has his way in parliament should he be cleared to take over.

The plan, he said in a statement, is to dominate and rule both houses, claiming that Ruto wants to bring something similar to a one party rule.

"He ought to know democracy requires vibrant pluralism in which different political parties compete on issues. Attempts to cannibalize Azimio by corrupting its members will not succeed," reads the statement in part.

He has held that so far, no Azimio member has left, amid reports that those who were elected through the UDM party have shifted their allegiance to Ruto.

Mutua says that Ruto's alleged attempts to raid the Azimio coalition for its members go against the rule of law he has been claiming he will observe.

"No member of Azimio has legally invoked the process of leaving the coalition. All the members who signed as original members are still members in good standing. So, any purported defections are a legal nullity," he is further quoted.

Ruto had earlier also claimed that of the 12 independent Members of Parliament, 10 have decided to work with him as Kenya Kwanza allies.

If cleared to take over, he will be the country's fifth President, taking over from President Uhuru Kenyatta who has completed his second and final term.

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