Raila backs Ruto’s plan over presidential poll intrigues as he calls for the IEBC chair Chebukati to face ICC prosecution.
Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga has backed a plan by President William Ruto to have the August 2022 presidential election audited, saying Kenyans deserve to know the truth.
Raila also wants Wafula Chebukati, the chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), to be tried at the Hague for crimes against humanity related to the presidential election.
He claimed that last year was the worst for the nation and that Kenyans demand justice, thus it is important to know what happened at the national tallying center in Nairobi’s Bomas of Kenya.
Speaking in Mombasa on Friday, the opposition leader acknowledged the plans saying Kenyans need to know the truth on what happened during the announcement of the presidential results.
“When we heard the ruling MPs demanding a probe into the August 2022 presidential poll, we breathed a sigh of relief and said, ‘praise be to God (Alhamdulillah)’. As Azimio, we want justice, you all saw the drama that transpired at the Bomas of Kenya last year. We must clean the mess and ensure Mr. Chebukati is charged at the Hague for crimes against humanity,” Mr. Odinga said during a meeting with elected leaders and ODM grassroots officials in Mombasa.
“Mr. Chebukati and his colleagues committed the worst crimes and evil. We are ready for the probe so that the truth is out. We want justice before we clean the mess. It will be unnecessary for Kenyans to participate in the 2027 General Election without cleaning Mr. Chebukati’s mess.”