- • Raila Odinga had demanded President Ruto to open the IEBC servers and an audit conducted using a reputable firm.
- • However, Ruto responded to Raila saying that his work as the President is to deliver his campaign promises to Kenyans and not to open servers.
Former UDA vice chairman Kipruto Arap Kirwa has said that he doesn’t trust the Judiciary anymore.
Speaking in an interview on Wednesday, Kirwa said that he hopes the Judiciary won’t throw away Azimio La Umoja Coalition’s request of opening the IEBC servers.
“I no longer trust the Judiciary, I trusted it for the short period that David Maraga was Chief Justice and Justice Willy Mutunga, but now I highly doubt it,” Kirwa said.
“We may need to take another case to court for the specific purpose of opening servers, we hope the regime of the day will not put the Judiciary into some kind of state capture that the case will be thrown away as hot air.”
He added that the integrity of IEBC should not be hindered by anybody since it is an independent electoral agency.
I no longer trust the JudiciaryArap Kirwa
“IEBC ought to be an independent institution to the extent that no regime ought to interfere with the processes that they are undertaking,” Kirwa said.
This comes after Raila Odinga ordered President William Ruto to open the IEBC servers and an audit be conducted by a reputable firm on the August 9 presidential votes cast.
However, President Ruto responded to Raila saying that his work as the President is to deliver his campaign promises to Kenyans and not to open servers.
Raila on Tuesday unlawfully declared Monday, March 20 a public holiday, saying that it will allow Azimio supporters to travel to participate in the mass action against what he termed as an illegitimate government.
“I hereby now declare today in the name of Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance Coalition that Monday, March 20, will be a public holiday,” Raila said.
He has blamed the Ruto administration for failing to lower the cost of living and refusing to open IEBC servers to ascertain who won the August 9, general election.