The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition through the Jubilee Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni has announced that its presidential candidate Raila Odinga won the August 9, 2022, General Election by garnering 8,170,355 votes ahead of his then competitor and now president, William Ruto who managed 5,919,973 votes.
Speaking in Nairobi on Wednesday Kioni referred to a report released by an IEBC whistle-blower that proved beyond doubt that Odinga was the victor in the August 2022 race to State House.
“59 percent of the constituencies examined showed results that cannot be verified with absolute certainty but again, in the same document, what has been verified so far shows that Raila won the elections with 8,170,355 votes representing 57.53 of the votes cast. Ruto got 5,915,973 votes representing 41.66 pc of the votes cast,” said Kioni.
Kioni says the report shows that voting results from 144 constituencies were allegedly altered by some IEBC officials to give Ruto an edge in the contest. “What we have seen in one of the pages is that at one point, 144 constituencies had their results verified and often at times those results are far from the results announced by IEBC,” said Kioni.
He also claimed that the majority of the alleged electoral malpractices were done within the Mt Kenya region which has a notably large voter basket. “Most of the manipulation happened within the Mt. Kenya region,” said Kioni.
Kioni added that the Azimio coalition will issue a comprehensive report on the findings, allegedly compiled by NGO Vanguard Africa, once party leader Odinga returns from South Africa where he is hosting a series of meetings in his capacity as the AU High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa.
“As I said, the whistle-blower is not hiding his identity. This is a study that has been done by a group known as Vanguard Africa, an NGO that partners with pro-democracy leaders across Africa,” said Kioni.