Wetang’ula blasts Karua over election rigging rants
Kenya Kwanza co-principal Moses Wetang'ula now wants Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua to tone down on her vote-rigging claims ahead of the hearing of the presidential petitions before the Supreme Court.
The leader of the Ford Kenya party on Friday, August 26, termed Karua's outburst on alleged election rigging by Kenya Kwanza presidential flag bearer William Ruto as 'outrageous'.
Karua, who vied as Raila Odinga's running mate in the August 9 presidential poll, is on record saying Azimio One Kenya coalition's victory was stolen.
Wetang'ula questions Karua's value in Azimio
But reacting to Karua's sustained attacks against Ruto's Kenya Kwanza Alliance, Wetang'ula questioned the Narc Kenya leader's 'value' in Azimio.
Karua, Wetang'ula said, didn't deliver the Mt Kenya votes to Azimio as promised during the campaign period.
He asked Karua to go slow on her outburst and wait for the court's verdict on the vote-rigging allegations.
"Am shocked at the outrageous outbursts of my good friend Karua. How many votes did her Presidential candidate get in her polling station, despite the deep state & system? Stop wailing and await the courts to adjudicate," Wetang'ula said in a tweet.
Am shocked at the outrageous outbursts of my good friend Karua. How many votes did her Presidential candidate get in her polling station, despite the deep state & system? Stop wailing and await the courts to adjudicate @WilliamsRuto @DrAlfredMutua— Sen.Moses Wetang'ula (@Wetangulam) August 26, 2022
Notably, Ruto beat Raila at Mugumo polling station in Kirinyaga county, where Karua cast her vote.
According to Form 34As uploaded on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) portal, Ruto garnered 911 votes at Mugumo polling station against Raila's 311 votes.
In a case filed at the Supreme Court on Monday, August 22, Azimio claims IEBC's systems were compromised to give undue advantage to Ruto.
Ruto, who ran on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket, was declared the winner of the polls after garnering 7,176,141 (59.4%) votes against Raila's 6,942,930 (48.85%).