By Spy Uganda
Azimio la Umoja presidential running mate Martha Karua has confirmed Raila Odinga as the winner of the August 9, polls as the country egearly waits for the final announcement from Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
Speaking during the coalition’s inaugural conference at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi on Saturday, Karua confirmed that they already know the outcome of the elections and they are only waiting for the official announcement by IEBC.
“There’s no way the tally can be against us. The forms were on the IEBC portal, we took copies and tallied them. We are the winners. If we had the power, by now, we would have made the announcement already … but we will wait for that official announcement by IEBC,” Karua said.
She also urged the newly elected and re-elected leaders under Azimio to remain vigilant as the verification process continues at the Bomas of Kenya to avoid any infiltration.
“We have to jealously guard what is going on at Bomas to ensure that it is not infiltrated or corrupted in any way and that the numbers are put together as they are supposed to be,” she stressed.
Karua who was unveiled as Raila Odinga’s running mate four months ago, showed confidence in their captain terming him as “a true statesman who will take Kenya to greater heights” adding that he doesn’t carry forward grudges.
Martha also congratulated the winners of various seats under the coalition stating that so far they have managed to secure 24 seats for governors and 23 in the Senate.
“We have strength around the country. Kenyans gave us the opportunity and hence we have to serve all Kenyans, to build the spirit of one people and one nation. An all-inclusive government including those who were opposed to us,” she added.