Chebukati’s figures are null and void, Raila says as he rejects presidential results

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 16 Aug, 2022 16:38 | 2 mins read
Raila keeps his word, skips presidential debate
Raila Odinga. PHOTO/Raila/Facebook

Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya presidential Raila Odinga has rejected presidential election results announced by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati on Monday, August 15.

Raila said Chebukati acted alone without involving a majority of the commissioners.

"The figures announced by Chebukati are null and void and should be quashed by a court of law," Raila said in a press conference at KICC on Tuesday, August 16.

Raila said the IEBC Chair kept the presidential total tally to himself and only availed them to commissioners shortly before announcing them.

"We totally reject the results as announced by Chebukati yesterday. It is not up to us to determine if Chebukati committed illegality or not. It is up to the court to do so," he stated.

Raila urges his supporters to remain calm

Raila casts his vote
Raila during a past election. PHOTO/Courtesy

He further urged his supporters to remain calm as the coalition seeks legal redress.

"Let know no one take law into their own hands. We are taking legal action. We are urging our supporters to remain calm," he added.

He further commended the four commissioners for walking out of what he termed an illegal process.

"The constitution does not give Chebukati authority to be a dictator. The decision should be by majority decision. Chebukati alone had the tally of the total presidential vote. He did not entertain views from the majority of the commissioners," he stated.

Chebukati announced William Ruto as the president-elect after garnering 7,176,141 votes, representing 50.49 per cent of the total votes cast.

Raila followed closely with 6942,930 votes.

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