Orengo explains why Ruto did not attain 50%+ 1 vote.
The supreme court presidential petition hearing is underway, Lawyers are defending their parties. Orengo explains why Ruto did not attain 50%+ 1 vote.
James Orengo is the lead counsel in the Azimio la Umoja coalition petition.
Orengo has asked the Apex court to nullify the 2022 presidential results because, the president elect, William Ruto did not attain the 50%+ 1 vote.
Orengo also argued that the statistics presented by the Independent electoral and boundaries commission do not match since, the IEBC first declared that the total number of cast votes was 14,466,779 totalling to 65.4 per cent, but in forms 34C they indicated that the number of cast votes was 14,213,037.
Orengo stated,”If you look at the results as announced by IEBC and compare them with what is stated in Form 34C, and if you compute the number of votes cast for each of the four candidates, they do not add up completely.”
Orengo further argued that over 140,000 votes were not accounted for in the form 34C and KIEMS kits used to announce the president elect.
Orengo also stated that whatever they are contesting is not just a conspiracy, they are fighting for justice.
He said,”Our grievances is not a conspiracy theory or any ordinary event, if you look at the evidence in totality, We invite your lordships to come to the conclusion that what happened on August 9 marks a pattern of violations against the constitution in order to undermine the sovereign will of the people.”
Orengo, Siaya Governor elect further urged the court to nullify the presidential results since the systems indicate rigging was done in favour of Kenya kwanza candidate, William Ruto.
He said,”The way the commission was able to deal with the forms in uploading, transmission, and others deleted from the system clearly showed that this election was rigged in favour of Ruto and we urge that you nullify the election because Ruto did not attain the 50 per cent plus one vote threshold.”