Raila Convenes Rally To Address Election Rigging Claims
Upon arrival, he will proceed to the Kamukunji grounds for a People's Baraza and urged his supporters to turn up in large numbers.
Azimio la Umoja coalition leader, Raila Odinga will stage a public rally at the Kamukunji Grounds in Nairobi on Monday, January 23, once he returns from his one-week trip to South Africa.
Raila's communications director, Dennis Onyango, revealed that he will land at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on the said day at 11 am, having been to South Africa for a series of meetings in his capacity as the African Union (AU) High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa.
Onyango added that upon arrival, he will proceed to the Kamukunji grounds for a People's Baraza and urged his supporters to turn up in large numbers.
It is during the rally that he is expected to shed comprehensive light on claims by a whistleblower that the August 9, 2022, general elections were rigged in favour of President William Ruto.
“Upon arrival, Mr Odinga will proceed to the Kamukunji grounds in Kamukunji Constituency for a People’s Baraza consultations with the public where they will discuss recent disclosures by a whistleblower on the conduct of the 2022 general election,” stated Onyango.
“Mr Odinga appeals to Kenyans to show up in large numbers at the Kamukunji Baraza, in the interest of the country.”
Azimio principals led by Wiper Party leader, Kalonzo Musyoka, on Thursday, January 19 announced that they would issue a comprehensive statement regarding the whistleblower who furnished the coalition with evidence that the coalition leader was rigged in the polls.
Kalonzo further noted that the data raised questions regarding the credibility of the country's electoral systems, particularly the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), with the focus shifted to the 2027 polls.
"Kenyans and the world woke up to the startling revelation of the 2022 presidential election results by IEBC whistleblowers.
"The data released by the whistleblowers is a bombshell that compels every Kenyan of goodwill to ask themselves if we still have a democracy. According to Azimio, the data calls into question the outcome of the presidential elections and the credibility and legitimacy of our entire electoral system and infrastructure," he addressed.
To ascertain their claims, Kalonzo announced that Azimio would issue its next move to the country.
He added that the coalition was in possession of more evidence supporting the claims of vote manipulation in the August 2022 elections which President William Ruto won against Raila.
"In a few days, our coalition leader who is abroad will be arriving in the country and we will give Kenyans a way forward. At that time we will collectively issue a public statement together with the data and the direction the country should take following these revelations," said Musyoka.
"The data calls into question the outcome of the presidential elections and the credibility and legitimacy of our entire electoral system and infrastructure. There are more revelations in our possession that will unearth the theft in the 2022 General Election. This was not an election but a sham."
The report by what Azimio termed as coming from a whistleblower from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) claimed that Raila won the presidential polls after garnering 8,170,355 votes ahead of Ruto who reportedly managed 5,919,973 votes.
President Ruto was declared by IEBC chairman, Wafula Chebukati, the winner with a total vote count of 7,176,141 (50.49 per cent) against Raila with a total of 6,942,930 (48.85 per cent).