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Martha Karua: ‘It’s not over’

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Martha Karua has said the contest for the presidency is not yet over after the IEBC declared William Ruto as president-elect in the August 9 Polls.

Karua, Raila Odinga’s running mate, spoke for the first time since the announcement of Ruto as Kenya’s President-elect on August 15, evening.

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Martha Karua Speaks afrer IEBC declared William Ruto as the President of Kenya

Karua broke her silence moments after the UDA presidential candidate was declared President-elect by IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati.

On Monday, moments after the declaration by IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati, via a tweet, Karua made it clear that the election declaration was not over.

“It is not over till it is over,” Karua tweeted.

Ruto emerged victorious in the tightly contested general election after garnering 7,176,141 million votes with his closest competitor Raila Odinga of Azimio garnering 6,942,930 votes.

Speaking moments after getting his certificate, the president-elect said there was no loser in the election adding that Kenyans won.

Ruto thanked Raila for participating in a campaign that dwelled on issues affecting the people of Kenya.

President-elect William Ruto receives his certificate.

“I want to thank my worthy competitor, Hon Raila Odinga, for a campaign in which we all dwelled on issues and we tried to sell a plan to the people of Kenya. I want to promise that I will work with all elected leaders,” Ruto stated.


Ruto promised Kenyans that he would have a transparent government adding that the people of Kenya had raised the political bar.


“I will run a transparent, open, democratic government. And I will work with the opposition to the extent that they provide oversight over my administration,” he said.


The president-elect further stated that his opponents had nothing to fear.

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“I will build on the foundation that President Kenyatta and I put together, and take this country to the next level. I know many are wondering, especially those who have done many things against us, I want to tell them that they have nothing to fear,” Ruto stated.

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