‘We will still win even if Supreme Court orders re-run’ – Tana River Senator-elect Mungatana
Tana River Senator-elect Danson Mungatana has exuded confidence that the Supreme Court verdict will favour President-elect William Ruto but maintains that the Kenya Kwanza alliance would still win if the apex court cancels the presidential results.
Ruto was controversially declared winner in the August 9 presidential election by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati at the Bomas of Kenya and gazetted as the President-elect in an election that has been disputed by his main competitor Raila Odinga of Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition.
Speaking at Ngao area in Tana River County, the Senator-elect said that the Kenya Kwanza team mounted a strong campaign that Azimio could not match.
He further said that Raila should concede defeat and allow the country to move forward, adding that the Supreme Court will uphold Ruto’s win.
Mungatana also claimed that the Ruto-led Kenya Kwanza alliance would still win in the event that the apex court cancels the presidential results and orders a fresh election.
“Azimio people are saying that we did not win but I want to state here that we won fairly and elections cannot be determined by the courts and if they want a rerun we will still win easily,” he said.
He claimed that Raila is always exploited by greedy leaders seeking other elective seats every five years but they abandon him immediately after they get the posts.
“Raila is tired and they are still pushing him to run. They force him to be on the ballot even when he wants to hand over to another leader. They don’t love him but they are exploiting him even at the moment they have already won their seats but they cannot even visit him,” Mungatana said.
“Raila Odinga is always used by politicians allied to him to get elected to their positions every five years and they know very well he cannot win the presidency but they keep lying to him for survival,” he added.
The legislator urged Kenyans to maintain peace as they wait for the outcome of the Supreme court case.
“We are waiting for the Supreme Court results and if they confirm that we won we shall start work and if they say we go for another election we are ready. If the court says we go back to the people we are ready for the battle,” Mungatana said.