Martha Karua: The IEBC tally cannot be against us

Siaya Governor-elect James Orengo, Azimio la Umoja presidential running mate Martha Karua, Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka and National Coalition Executive Council Chairman of Azimio Wycliffe Oparanya at KICC. [Denish Ochieng, Standard]

Azimio la Umoja presidential running mate Martha Karua has expressed her confidence in the coalition being announced the winner of the August 9, polls, by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, IEBC.

Speaking during the coalition’s inaugural conference at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi on Saturday, Karua said that they already know the outcome of the elections and they are only waiting for the official announcement by IEBC.

“There's no way the tally can be against us. The forms were on the IEBC portal, we took copies and we tallied. We know where we are. If we had the power, by now, we would have called it for ourselves ... But we will wait for that announcement,” Karua said.

She also urged the newly elected and re-elected leaders under Azimio to remain vigilant as the verification process continues at the Bomas of Kenya to avoid any infiltration.

“We have to jealously guard what is going on at Bomas to ensure that it is not infiltrated or corrupted in any way and that the numbers are put together as they are supposed to be,” she stressed.

Karua who was unveiled as Raila Odinga’s running mate four months ago, showed confidence in their captain terming him as “a true statesman who will take Kenya to greater heights” adding that he doesn’t carry forward grudges.

Martha also congratulated the winners of various seats under the coalition stating that so far they have managed to secure 24 seats for governors and 23 in the Senate.

“We have strength around the country. Kenyans gave us the opportunity and hence we have to serve all Kenyans, to build the spirit of one people and one nation. An all-inclusive government including those who were opposed to us,” she added.

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