Karua rallies Azimio leaders to be vigilant at presidential vote tally

The Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance Deputy Presidential Candidate Martha Karua has called on elected leaders allied to the coalition to turn their focus on presidential tallying centre to ensure transparency as the country awaits announcement of the winner.

Tallying of the presidential votes by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is currently underway at the Bomas of Kenya where the National Tallying Centre is hosted.

While speaking during the hosting of the first elected leaders conference at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) where the coalition has its tallying centre, Karua exuded confidence that the coalition will emerge victorious.

“Knowing that we have a lot of reform work to do, and we would have wanted more reforms even before the elections, we have to jealously guard even that process that is ongoing at Bomas. I know some of you have been there, thank you so much for your presence,” said Karua.

Karau urged the already elected leaders to take turns in order to uphold transparency during the tallying process.

“We need to support that process to ensure that it is not infiltrated, to ensure that it is  not corrupted. That is the purpose of having agents in the tallying centre to ensure that the numbers are put together the way they should be and that the authentic forms count, not any other form on the wayside,” added Karua.

Latest election results indicate that the coalition has 20 elected governors equal to the Kenya Kanza coalition.

Azimio with 137 elected Members of the National Assembly so far is however trailing Kenya Kwanza which has 149 elected legislators.

Coalition partner Kalonzo Musyoka lauded those elected and those who failed to capture their seats saying should they win, everybody will be accommodated in Azimio government without bias as he assured the process will be peaceful.

“We are confident of a win. We cannot announce because we are not Chebukati. But we know that justice is going to be done,” said the Wiper Party leader.

IEBC which is currently collating and tallying form 34As and 34Bs is expected to announce winner of the presidential election before Tuesday as required by law.


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