Last month, Raila Odinga’s running mate in the 2022 presidential election, Martha Karua threatens to challenge President Ruto’s win at the East African Court of Justice.
The ‘Iron lady’ alleged that their victory was deferred, but she assured their supporters that they will bring it home.
In a report by the Daily Nation on Friday, November 4, Karua, a fierce critic of the Head of State filed a 14-page reference at the court challenging the Supreme Court of Kenya’s judgment on the 2022 presidential election case.
In her petition, Karua faulted the Supreme Court for intentionally failing to examine all the evidence presented by the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition legal team.
She further accused the seven bench judges of refusing to grant their legal team access to its servers to determine the matter fairly.
“The Supreme Court of Kenya failed, neglected or refused to ensure that all parties to the Presidential election dispute were accorded a fair trial, with equity of arms,” the petition read in part.
IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati declared the UDA presidential candidate William Ruto the winner after garnering 7.1 million votes against Raila’s 6.9 million votes in the August 9, elections.
But the former Prime Minister filed a petition at the Supreme Court challenging the declaration of William Ruto as the fifth President of the Republic of Kenya.
In his 72-page petition, Raila argued that William Ruto did not achieve the 50 percent plus one vote threshold required by the Constitution to be declared the president.
On Monday, September 5, the Supreme Court dismissed Raila’s presidential petition stating that Ruto attained the 50%+1 of all the valid votes cast in accordance with Article 138(4) of the Constitution.