Azimio – One Kenya coalition flagbearer Raila Odinga is today set to file a petition at the Supreme Court in a bid to convince judges that IEBC was involved in a series of fraudulent activities calculated to deny him a win in the election.
Raila, who has reportedly assembled more than 30 lawyers to argue out his case in the upcoming presidential election petition, will be hoping to make history once again if his prayers will be answered by the 7-judge bench.
Raila’s camp claims to have watertight evidence and strongly believes the apex court will nullify Ruto’s victory with the legal team set to table a damning audit report that warned of rogue IEBC employees who were involved in fraudulent manipulation.
Moreover, the petition reportedly has evidence that Azimio agents were allegedly chased away from polling centres at the beginning of polling in the Mount Kenya region on claims that Azimio is not a political party.
Do you think Azimio has a water-tight case that could lead to the nullification of Ruto’s win?
Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Senior Counsel Reveals Why He Cannot Act For Ruto in Election Petition
President-elect William Ruto could be forced to source for another legal mind to join the team of Lawyers set to defend his election petition after a Senior Counsel expressed his regrets that he cannot act for him at the Supreme Court.
The Deputy President had fronted a team to be led by Fred Ngatia and assisted by Former Law Society of Kenya President Nelson Havi and Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi with Prof Kithure Kindiki, Collins Kiprono and Adrian Kimotho also part of the team.
Who Ruto Has Allegedly Chosen as Finance CS and Majority Leader
Despite the ongoing election petition challenging his win, Deputy President William Ruto and his Kenya Kwanza group have reportedly started making plans for the future with reports emerging on the individuals who are set to occupy crucial positions in his government.
A report by a local daily has revealed that Ruto will be rewarding his loyal foot soldiers in the event that the Supreme Court fails to nullify his win.
Uhuru Allegedly in Dilemma on How to Deal With Ruto
It has emerged that President Uhuru Kenyatta is trapped in the transition muddle. Uhuru was not on the ballot in the August 9 presidential election, but the poll partly revolved around him as he even openly campaigned for his preferred successor Raila Odinga.
As President Uhuru Kenyatta exits office having served for a maximum of 2 consecutive terms as Head of State, as per constitutional dictates, it emerges that Uhuru is walking a political tightrope.