Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga has called for the resignation of President Ruto and the entire Kenya Kwanza government.
Addressing a public rally at Kamkunji grounds in Nairobi on Monday, Odinga maintained that the August 2022 presidential election was rigged in favor of President Ruto, which makes the Kenya Kwanza government “illegitimate”.
“We demand that the Kenya Kwanza government resigns since it has neither the mandate nor the ability to govern the country,” said Odinga.
Odinga, who just returned to the country from a weeklong visit to South Africa, urged his supporters to oppose Ruto’s administration, adding that he does not recognize him as the president of Kenya.
“We do not, and will not recognise the Kenya Kwanza regime and we consider the Kenya Kwanza government illegitimate,” he said.
Odinga spoke in the wake of the recent dossier by a purported Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) whistleblower claiming that he defeated Ruto in the August 9th election.
Ruto was declared the president-elect after garnering 7,176,141 votes ahead of Odinga, who got 6,942,930 votes.
But the whistleblower claims Odinga won the election after garnering 8,170,355 votes ahead of Ruto who reportedly managed 5,919,973 votes.
Odinga claimed that former IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati, CEO Marjan Hussein and two commissioners, Adi Guliye and Boya Molu, “formed a cartel within IEBC to cook their own results”.
He further faulted the Supreme Court for upholding Ruto’s victory, saying the judges were equally compromised by so-called cartels.
“We know what happened next at the Supreme Court. A compromised court failed to declare the true victor, annul the elections or order a rerun because of the glaring violations of the law and the constitution by the IEBC,” said Odinga.
“The Supreme Court itself was captured by cartels that had also captured the IEBC. The two most critical institutions to elections in Kenya were central to the rigging of the 2022 elections.”