Kajwang’ says if party wins petition, UN to preside re-run
Nairobi, Kenya: Homa Bay County senator-elect has urged Kenyans to prepare for another presidential elections following the petition by Coalition for Democracy filed on Saturday at the Supreme Court in Nairobi.
Otieno Kajwang’ said the CORD team was confident the court will grant them justice and nullify the results of the March 4 election.
He said they have overwhelming evidence that the just-concluded presidential electoral process was flawed.
“Going to the Supreme Court is not a sign that we are weak but it is because our Judiciary system is can deliver,” said the Immigration minister.
He said numbers do not lie and the president-electUhuru Kenyatta did not have the numbers to grant him a round one victory.
He took issue with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, saying it lost integrity in handling elections and should therefore be disbanded.
“IEBC began by spending over Sh10 billion taxpayers’ money on machines that did not work and now they have failed to conduct transparent elections,” Kajwang’ said, adding that IEBC should be disbanded because it can no longer deliver the public expectations.
He said should CORD win the election petition and another election be called, they will insist that the United Nations oversee the process instead of IEBC to ensure it is flawless.
The minister said Kenyans had lost confidence in IEBC because of many election malpractices.
Kajwang’ was speaking during a burial in Ugunja constituency, Saiya County, at the weekend.