By Spy Uganda Correspondent
The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party Presidential candidate Raila Odinga has already filed a petition at the Supreme Court to challenge President-elect William Ruto’s controversial victory.
Raila and other political heavyweights from Azimio arrived at the Supreme Court a few minutes before 1pm to witness the filing of the presidential petition with a lorry full of evidence to the utter surprise of Ruto and his Kenya Kwanza team.
After arrival, a lorry was seen making its way to the precincts of the Supreme Court and in it were tonnes of evidence packed in cartons to back Raila’s petition.
The boxes of evidence were offloaded from the truck and presented to the court clerks by the Azimio leaders.
Raila, Martha and Kalonzo were seen carrying boxes containing files that will be used in the petition.
Among the leaders present were Peter Kenneth, Charity Ngilu and Kalonzo Musyoka. They were accompanied by Senior Counsel James Orengo among other dozens of lawyers.
On Monday, August 15, Chebukati declared William Ruto as the president-elect with 7.1 million votes, while Raila came a close second with 6.9 million votes.
While rejecting the results a day after, the Azimio leader cited the division between the four IEBC commissioners and Chebukati as a sign that there was electoral malpractice.
The former premier claimed the electoral agency’s boss denied other commissioners access to the presidential tally and only informed them of the outcome without allowing deliberations. “Chebukati did not entertain any discussions of the results… we know what happened next.
Our view in Azimio is clear; the figures announced by Chebukati are null and void and must be quashed by a court of law. He acted with gross impunity and total disregard,” he said.
He promised to seek legal redress in a bid to overturn the outcome of the elections.