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‘Fungua server kama mkate ni wako tutakuangalia ukikula’- Karua tells Ruto

Thursday, April 20th, 2023 17:08 | By
Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua at a past function. PHOTO/Courtesy
Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua at a past function. PHOTO/Courtesy

Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua has challenged President William Ruto to allow audit of the electoral commission's servers for the opposition to verify results of last year's presidential election.

Speaking during the Azimio la Umoja - One Kenya coalition town hall meeting in Murang'a county on Thursday, April 20, Karua insisted that a forensic audit of the servers was the only way to verify the results of the poll, which the opposition claims they won.

Karua, who vied as Raila Odinga's running mate in the August 2022 presidential poll, said Azimio would concede defeat if the servers show Ruto was validly elected.

"Open the server kama mkate ni yako tutakuangalia ukikula, hatutasema chochote kama ni wetu utaenda kwenu Sugoi wewe," Karua stated.

Loosely translated, "Open the server if the bread is yours we will watch you eat it, we will not say anything but if it is ours you will go home."

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Karua noted that the opposition is not interested in a coalition government with the Kenya Kwanza administration but in the truth of the outcome of the poll.

"Baba (Raila) si mtu was kuenda kuomba mkate ya wenyewe ako an utulivu anangoja server ifunguliwe (Raila is not someone to beg for someone's bread. He remains calm, waiting for the servers to be opened)," she added.

Azimio insists that Raila won last year's poll with 8.9 million votes according to revelations made by a whistleblower allegedly working at the poll agency, against Ruto's 5.9 million votes.

However, the official results released by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in August last year put Ruto ahead with 7,176,141 votes against Raila's 6,942,930.

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