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Wahiga Mwaure Becomes First Presidential Candidate to Concede Defeat

Agano party presidential candidate David Mwaure PHOTO/COURTESY

Agano Party presidential candidate, David Mwaure, has conceded defeat.

This comes even as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) continues to verify the presidential election results.

In a televised address on Sunday, August 14, Mwaure noted that the party had done a tallying at their center using results uploaded on the IEBC portal.

“Dear Kenyans we wish to concede defeat in the 2022 presidential elections. This we are doing after seeing what our performance has been,” Mwaure stated.

The presidential hopeful also alleged plans to interfere with the tallying process at the Bomas of Kenya which is the National Tallying Center (NTC).

Mwaure went ahead to endorse Deputy President William Ruto, noting that his manifesto aligns with theirs.

“As we concede we endorse the winning friend, his excellency Dr William Samoei Ruto as the leading candidate

“We urged the IEBC to be fervent in declaring his win when it is time to do so. We support him because his manifesto agrees with ours,” he added.

Elsewhere, Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga has made his first public appearance since voting on Tuesday, August 8.

The presidential hopeful attended a church service in Sunday, August 14 at St Francis ACK Church in Karen.

Taking to the podium, Raila quoted a scripture where he called for unity and peace as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) continues to verify the presidential election.

“I want to become an instrument to bring peace, heal, unite and keep the hope alive in our country,” the former Prime Minister said.

This comes days after Deputy President William Ruto met with the AU-COMESA Election Observer Mission.

The DP held a meeting with the observer mission who congratulated Kenyans for a peaceful election at his Karen office.

“The Mission is led by Ernest Bai Koroma, former President of Sierra Leone

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“Others are Domituen Ndayizeye (former President of Burundi), Mulatto Teshome (former President of Ethiopia) and Ambassador Marie-Pierre Lloyd,” the Ruto wrote on Facebook.

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