There will be no change of government before 2027 according to Former UDA Chairman Kipruto Kirwa even as Raila pushes for the audit of August polls.
The former Cabinet minister said a forensic investigation of the IEBC network, should be conducted ahead of the 2027 elections.
However, Kirwa asserted that, given that the country already has a president, replacing the government is not conceivable at the moment.
“What we can do is a forensic audit just for the sake of the future but not with hopes that you can change the government in mid-air,” he said.
Azimio Coalition has been challenging the electoral commission to allow a forensic audit of its servers to dispel claims by a whistleblower that Raila Odinga won.
Kirwa noted that Azimio even with its recent declarations had no chance of changing the government as the president was already announced by the former IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati and affirmed by the Supreme Court.
“So we would actually be looking for more trouble in terms of the legal journey if we are to expect there would be any change of government between now and 2027,” he added.
Kirwa, however, said that his prayer was that the temperatures between the opposition and the government will cool off.
“I do hope also the government side should cool down their tempers for purposes of sanity and transaction of business,” he said.
Kirwa also weighed in on Raila’s request for the Commonwealth and UN to look into the alleged election fraud practices and characterized it as an effort to put the administration under pressure.
“Calling on the UN, I think it was to put pressure on the government of the day to accept to open the servers. However I don’t know if that will be new information, given the fact that the information was supposed to be transmitted from every polling station,” Kirwa said.
“I’m sure constituency tallies is what Chebukati used to announce the presidential results. But if there were any variation we ought to have been told earlier.”