Raila Odinga: Cherera is more Eligible than Chebukati

Raila Odinga advocates for Cherera to take over IEBC

Azimio Leader Raila Odinga during the rally in Mombasa in preparation for the 29th gubernatorial elections hit out at the Independent Election and Boundaries Commission (IEBC)’s chairman Chebukati as ineligible.

The former Prime Minister has called for Vice Chairperson Juliana Cherera to take over the control of IEBC from the overseeing of gubernatorial elections in Mombasa and Kakamega onwards.

Raila Odinga in the company of his running mate Martha Karua and MP-Elect of Lang’ata Phelix Odiwuor aka Jalang’o were in Mombasa drumming support for their governor aspirant Abdulswamad Nassir in the Coastal county.

In regards to the postponed elections, the ODM boss clapped back at Chebukati as having allegedly colluded with his rivals to postpone elections and saying accusations against him were weighty enough to have him out of office.

“We want the Kakamega and Mombasa elections to be overseen by IEBC Deputy Chairperson Juliana Cherera. Chebukati as an accused person in our petition should disqualify himself,” Raila said.

According to him, the postponement was organized to allegedly deter his win that was to be in numbers during the presidential vote and express his assurance of a win in the governor seats.

Raila insisted that through the court process, the electoral malpractice in the concluded August 9 polls will be revealed given the evidence they have at hand.

Emphasizing that there indeed was a scheme to rig him out, citing the arrest of three Venezuelans at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

On the basis of the economic hardships, the former prime minister urged the court to declare him the winner rather than calling for a new election as the nation attains normalcy.

“We want the court to declare that we have won and instead of voting again announce us as the winners so that we can take the oath of office,” he said.

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