Renowned Lawyer reveals another stunning shocker as Raila’s camp head to supreme court
Renowned Nairobi lawyer, Charles Kanjama, has predicted a rough time for Azimio One Kenya Alliance leader, Raila Odinga, in the Supreme Court, if he files a case to challenge William Ruto’s victory in the just concluded presidential election.
Raila and a battery of lawyers are compiling evidence to table at the Supreme Court to show the apex court how the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) rigged the election in favor of William Ruto.
But appearing on NTV on Friday morning, Kanjama, who is a constitutional lawyer, said Raila’s team will have a difficult time convincing the Supreme Court that the IEBC engaged in improper behavior when it declared Ruto the President-Elect on Monday 15th August.
The lawyer said the IEBC’s transmission system was sophisticated, with numerical data continuously streaming in for public access, and that it was clear who was likely to win the election.
“The claims made by the Azimio team that there may have been an algorithm collecting the numerical data and modifying it to produce a predefined disparity between the winner and the loser may not be accurate,” he said.
Kanjama concluded by saying the only thing that can rescue Azimio leaders is if they prove that the IEBC transmission system was hacked which is a herculean task since the commission had already denied it.
Elsewhere, Azimio La Umoja – One Kenya has castigated the move by president elect William Ruto to woo leaders into his Kenya Kwanza Alliance saying it is an act of impunity and disregard of the rule of law.
spokesperson Makau Mutua argued that the leaders who have purportedly defected to the Kenya Kwanza Alliance from their coalition should know they are legally bound to Azimio. “Mr. Ruto should know that it is illegal for him, or others, to induce members to purport to leave Azimio. No member of Azimio has legally invoked the process of leaving the coalition,” Mutua said. Mutua alleged that Ruto was engaged in political corruption and ignorance of the law by deliberately working to defeat the independence of the legislature by wooing some of the leaders elected as Independents and on the Azimio Coalition to defect to his side. “Ruto preaches water but drinks wine. 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,” he said. Azimio La Umoja alluded that Ruto was in a deliberate attempt to interfere with democracy and take back the nation to the old days of KANU dictatorship by seeking to muzzle the independence of the legislature. “He needs to stop engaging in the culture of political corruption. We know he wants to create propaganda to give the impression that he is the inevitable victor,” Mutua noted. The Raila Odinga led coalition insisted that they will emerge victorious once they lodge a presidential petition at the Supreme Court to invalidate the declaration by IEBC that Ruto is the 5th president of the Republic of Kenya.