Addressing a delegates’ conference in Mombasa on Friday, January 6, the ODM leader accused Chebukati of bungling the August 9, presidential election that saw him lose his sixth stab at the presidency to William Ruto.
Raila said by meddling in the presidential election, the outgoing IEBC chairman committed crimes against humanity and that he must be held to account.
“Chebukati anatakikana kupelekwa Hague, ashtakiwe kwa yale maovu amefanya dhidi ya watu wa Kenya, yale ambayo amefanya ni crimes against humanity,” he said
Loosely translated to: “He (Wafula Chebukati) must be held to account and charges. What he did is a crime against humanity that should take him to The Hague.”
Raila, who recently dropped a clearest hint that he will be on the ballot in the 2027 elections called for radical changes at the electoral commission.
He claimed that failure to make changes in the commission would imply that the downsides in Kenya’s election system would continue to impair democracy.
“There will be no need to vote in 2027 unless we clean Chebukati’s garbage,” Raila stated.
In August 2022, Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua claimed that Chebukati subverted the will of the people.
In a sworn affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, the duo accused IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati of doctoring forms 34A to deny Raila what he had rightfully achieved.
Raila and Karua claimed that 19 foreigners and two Kenyans had access to the IEBC system compromising the integrity of the election systems.
In a six-page affidavit, Raila stated that he was aggrieved by the declaration of William Ruto as president-elect with 7.1 million votes against his 6.9 million votes.