Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition running mate Martha Karua has asked president-elect William Ruto to relax and wait for the Supreme Court outcome, while at the same time asking the Kenya Kwanza leader not to celebrate the victory.
Karua reiterated that the coalition party is headed to the Supreme Court to challenge the presidential results where William Ruto was declared winner by Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati.
Karua said the Raila Odinga-led Azimio coalition will seek to present its case at the Supreme Court, further reassuring their supporters that they will accept whatever outcome they’re presented with.
“As Azimio, once we take our legal challenge to the court, whatever the outcome, that is the end of the journey. That’s the way our Constitution is, it may not be perfect, but we promise to abide,” she said.
She spoke in Kirinyaga on Friday where she also castigated Ruto for what she termed as illegally welcoming defections from Azimio to his Kenya Kwanza fold.
Karua faulted Ruto accusing him of disregarding the Constitution by wooing leaders elected on independent tickets as well as those from other parties to his political camp.
She underscored that any defection before a new government assumes power was contrary to the Political Parties Act governing the formation of parties and coalitions.
“It is unfortunate for a person who aspires to lead the country, and for somebody who is the deputy president of the outgoing government, to break the laws of the country,” Karua said.
The sentiments by Karua come in the wake of disputed elections by her party leader Raila Odinga and the defections of some of Azimio affiliated leaders to the Kenya Kwanza bandwagon led by Ruto.