Outgoing Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana has joined President-elect William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza coalition.
The governor joined Ruto’s camp on Tuesday, August 23 and he was received by the president-elect at his Karen office.
In an update on his Twitter page, the outgoing DP noted that Kibwana will be part of the Kenya Kwanza legal team in the presidential petition.
“We associate with the leadership that Prof. Kivutha Kibwana has manifested in agreeing to work with us in furthering our country’s development agenda
“The Makueni Governor will join the Kenya Kwanza legal team in the ongoing presidential election petition,” said Ruto in a tweet.
We associate with the leadership that Prof. @governorkibwana has manifested in agreeing to work with us in furthering our country’s development agenda. The Makueni Governor will join the Kenya Kwanza legal team in the ongoing presidential election petition. pic.twitter.com/0KO8ZdV1Ai
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) August 23, 2022
The presidential election petition was filed by the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance at the Supreme Court of Kenya.
The petition was filed by the coalition’s presidential candidate Raila Odinga who was accompanied by among others his running mate Martha Karua and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka.
In the petition where IEBC commissioners and President-elect William Ruto were listed as respondents, Raila wants access to KIEMS kits used in the election.
The former Prime Minister also wants IEBC to avail all materials including electronic documents, devises and equipment for presidential election within two days.
Raila also wants Chebukati to declare that Ruto committed election irregularities during election and the Court to declare that Chebukati committed election irregularities during elections and be prosecuted.
Ruto was declared president after garnering 7,176,141 votes; 50.49 per cent of the total votes cast.
Raila was seconded with 6,942,930 which is 48.88 per cent of the total votes cast.
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