September 28, 2022

  • Roots Party’s presidential running mate, Justina Wamae, has congratulated William Ruto for being declared President-elect and the winner of the 2022 General Election. 

    Wamae, on Friday, August 19, explained that it took her four days to analyse the allegations labelled against the Independent Electoral and  Boundaries Commission (IEBC) which was accused of conducting a controversial election and she concluded that they were baseless. 

    “William Ruto and Rigathi Gachagua are going to be our President and Deputy President respectively and I pray that our wonderful peaceful people of Kenya will accept the verdict. Congratulations Ruto and Rigathi on your victory,” Wamae congratulated the Kenya Kwanza leaders. 

    Notably, as a representative for the youth, she added that she will support the incoming government to ensure financial security in the country. 

    William Ruto on the left holding his certificate with Rigathi Gachagua on the right accompanied by other Kenya Kwanza leaders at Bomas of Kenya on August 15, 2022
    William Ruto on the left holding his certificate with Rigathi Gachagua on the right accompanied by other Kenya Kwanza leaders at Bomas of Kenya on August 15, 2022

    She further defended IEBC chairperson, Wafula Chebukati, for declaring the results amid division in the Commission. This was after four commissioners led by vice chairperson, Juliana Cherera dissented and rejected ownership of the results. 

    “It has taken me four days listening to arguments from all quotas on whether IEBC was free, fair and transparent and I can confidently say that the election was transparent because the polling station agents, who are supreme in this process, would have raised an alarm if the Presiding officer was up to no good.

    “The returning officer in the constituency level would have also been agitated and mark you, the national tallying centre had no power in determining the outcome of the 2022 Presidential election,” Wamae stated referring to the 2017 Maina Kiai case which ruled that results tallied at the polling station are final and can only be altered by the Supreme Court. 

    Wamae, however, also made snide remarks at her party, accusing it of making unfounded allegations that its votes were rigged.

    “Roots Party who as a member can confidently say we were disorganized in regards to mobilising agents but stating that votes were manipulated is simply preposterous.

    “As a future leader, we need to stop bashing our institutions which in turn will translate to inciting the public against constitutionally mandated institutions. To our supporters 61,969 is no mean feat, do not lose hope. What you did made a difference and building on itself will go into making a difference in future,” she lauded her followers. 

    Wamae joins Agano Party presidential candidate, David Mwaure Waihiga who conceded defeat and vouched for President-elect William Ruto. Waihiga, a clergy by profession, dubbed Ruto ‘the anointed one’.

    “We are 100 per cent in support of Ruto’s win. The anointed of the Lord should not be touched,” he stated. 

    IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati presents President-elect William Ruto his election certificate at the Bomas of Kenya on Monday, August 15, 2022.
    IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati presents President-elect William Ruto his election certificate at the Bomas of Kenya on Monday, August 15, 2022.
    William Ruto
  • Source: kENYANS.CO.KE

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