Azimio la Umoja and Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga on Monday 22nd August insists that he was rigged out in the just concluded presidential election.
Speaking at KICC minutes after he challenged the presidential results at the Supreme Court, Raila maintained that he has sufficient evidence to show he won the election.
“We are convinced that we have sufficient evidence to show we won the 2022 presidential election,” he said.
The former Prime Minister also alleged that he was rigged out by the cartels who were too keen to take control of the government.
He said that the same cartels had also tried to stop The Azimio la Umoja from challenging the just concluded election in court.
“The action we have taken is perfectly in line with the stipulation of our constitution on resolving electoral disputes,” he said.
“It affirms our deep belief in constitutionalism, the rule of law, and a peaceful resolution of disputes…We were shocked that as we prepared to go to court, others tried to stop us,” he noted.
Baba while castigating the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), also recapitulated that the August 9 presidential polls were marred by massive irregularities and Kenya Kwanza Alliance candidate Ruto was not elected legally.
“The presidential election results announced last week represent the continued struggle pitting the forces for democracy and good governance against the corruption cartels that are so determined that will stop at nothing to take control of the government in this county.
“This is a do-or-die battle for the corruption cartels who have everything to lose should forces of democracy take over. The corruption cartels are prepared to compromise electoral systems, bribe electoral officials, make security systems look the other way, or even kill in order to find their way to power and continue stealing from the public. We believe this is what happened in this election. For the sake of Kenyans’ future, the corruption network must not only be stopped but be crushed.” he concluded.
Earlier in the day, Azimio la Umoja lawyers had filed an electronic copy of his challenge against the results of the August 9th, General election, a lawyer for his Azimio La Umoja coalition has told a local news media.
“What we did this morning is to fill the online copy,” lawyer Daniel Maanzo told NTV Kenya on Monday. “After today there will be four days for the other parties to reply,” he said.