Saturday, 3rd September 2022 By Treeza Auma
Tana River Senator Danson Mungatana has exuded confidence that the Supreme Court verdict will favour the Kenya Kwanza Presidential candidate William Ruto.
Mr. Ruto who is also the Deputy President was controversially declared winner of the August 9 general election by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati at the Bomas of Kenya and gazetted as the President Elect in an election that has been disputed by his main competitor Raila Odinga of Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition.
Speaking at Ngao area in Tana River County, the senator said that the Kenya Kwanza team mounted a strong campaign that Azimio could not match and Raila should concede defeat and allow the country to move forward adding that the Supreme Court will uphold Ruto’s win.
“Azimio people are saying that we did not win but I want to state here that we won fairly and elections cannot be determined by the courts and if they want a re- run we will still win easily,” he said.
He added that Mr. Odinga is always exploited by greedy leaders seeking the other elective seats during every five years but they abandon him immediately they get the posts.
“Raila is tired and they are still pushing him to run. They force him to be in the ballot even when he wants to hand over to another leader. They don’t love him but they are exploiting him even at the moment they have already won their seats but they cannot even visit him,” he added.
The legislator urged Kenyans to maintain peace as they wait for the outcome of the Supreme court case.
“We are waiting for the Supreme Court results and if they confirm that we won we hall start work and if they say we go for another election we are ready. If the court says we go back to the people we are ready for the battle,” said Mungatana.
“Raila Odinga is always used by politicians allied to him to get elected to their positions every five years and they know very well he cannot win the presidency but they keep lying to him for survival,” he added.