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‘Ruto’s govt may have appearance of legality but lacks legitimacy from Kenyans’- Azimio governors claim

Friday, November 25th, 2022 17:57 | By
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Azimio leaders during a retreat. PHOTO/Courtesy

A section of governors allied to the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition has attacked President William Ruto's administration.

In a press release sent to newsrooms on Friday, November 25, 2022, the governors alleged that Ruto's government did not have the people's approval despite being legally acknowledged by the constitution.

"The Kenya Kwanza regime may have the appearance of legality but does not have the legitimacy from the people. We remind the people of Kenya that slavery may have been legal in some jurisdictions but remained repugnant to morality and justice. Colonialism may have been covered by the veneer of legality but was morally decadent and unjust," the governors said.

The county heads further alleged that Ruto's administration was unprepared for the presidency and was struggling to fix the country's problems. They subsequently vowed to continue pushing to protect Kenyans' rights.

"The regime was not prepared to lead, has no clue on how to fix Kenya's problems and continues to be obsessed with campaigning. This regime of lies, deceit and false promises is out of its depth and shall not be allowed to ruin our lives," they stated.

"We shall formally caucus together as Azimio governors and deputy governors in and outside the Council of Governors (CoG) so that we can coordinate our activities and synergies in development and serving our people," they added.

The county bosses also condemned the 'revenge' of the four embattled Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners who rejected the results announced by the commission's chairman Wafula Chebukati on August 15, claiming the final tallying of the results was opaque.

While highlighting the plight of the four, IEBC Vice Chairperson Juliana Cherera, commissioners Irine Masit, Justus Nyangaya, and Francis Wanderi, the governors vowed to fight for electoral justice.

"Our quest for electoral justice continues and we will never allow the rigging of elections to become a new normal in our country. To this end we take serious notice and condemn in the strongest terms possible the revenge mission the regime has embarked on against conscientious commissioners of the IEBC who had the audacity to reject the electoral coup perpetrated by IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati," they added.

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