NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga reacted to the ruling by the Court of Appeal that upheld the decision by High Court that presidential results announced at the constituency level will be final.
Speaking during a campaign rally in Bungoma County on Friday, the former Prime Minister said that the ruling has spelt hope for Kenya, telling residents that they had blocked all avenues that the Jubilee administration was planning to use in rigging the upcoming elections.
Raila said that this time round, Jubilee will not be able to manipulate the outcome of elections in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s favor, as rogue IEBC officials will not be able to alter elections results at the national tallying Centre as it has been in the past.
“Today we have made a huge step towards sending Jubilee home because the Court of Appeal has affirmed that IEBC should not change results from constituencies. The trick of Jubilee to rig in the polls will not prevail this time round. They will go home in August,” said Odinga.
IEBC had moved to the appeal court to contest an earlier decision by the High Court which ruled that results at the polling stations be final, arguing that it was the mandate of the commission’s chair to verify results from the constituency before announcing them.
Kalonzo Musyoka, who accompanied Rail to the Bungoma campaign trail, said that it was time to send the Jubilee administration home, adding that they will not be able to rig in the August 8 elections.
“We must all unite to send home Jubilee. They are thieves. You can imagine a government that have stolen money and everything until now they are stealing even food,” said the Wiper Party leader amid cheers from the charged crowd in Tongaren.