August 9

Azimio’s Paul Mwangi breaks silence on signature endorsing presidential results

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 14:34 | By
Raila Odinga presidential campaign chief legal advisor. PHOTO/Courtesy
Raila Odinga presidential campaign chief legal advisor. PHOTO/Courtesy

Lawyer Paul Mwangi has denied reports that he signed Form 34C, putting to rest rumours that he endorsed the August 9 presidential results.

Paul Mwangi distances self

Raila Odinga's presidential campaign chief legal advisor affirmed that the Azimio One Kenya coalition didn't sign the results announced by Wafula Chebukati, the Chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), on Monday, August 15.

Speculations emerged on social media after the electoral body uploaded Form 34C bearing the results of each of the presidential candidates, who took part in the August 9 election.

According to Mwangi, the name appearing on the form is not his but that of Agano party's Chief Agent.

The lawyer shares a name with Paul Mwangi, a member of the clergy.

"The Paul Mwangi who signed the Form 34C is a clergyman who was the Chief Agent of Agano Party," Mwangi said in a post on Twitter.

The clarification came a day after Raila rejected the presidential results, further disputing the election of Kenya Kwanza Alliance candidate William Ruto as the president-elect.

Raila argued that a majority of the commissioners, who have disowned the results announced by Chebukati, were not involved in the final tally of the results.

"The figures announced by Chebukati are null and void and should be quashed by a court of law," Raila said in a press conference at KICC on Tuesday, August 16.

"We totally reject the results as announced by Chebukati yesterday. It is not up to us to determine if Chebukati committed illegality or not. It is up to the court to do so."

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