The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party led by Julius Malema has said it welcomes a judgment by the Kenyan Supreme Court which confirmed William Ruto’s election in the 9 August presidential election. Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga had disputed the outcome and filed a court application seeking to have the outcome annulled accusing his rival of hacking the electoral body’s systems and deducting some of his votes. The court, however, said Odinga had failed to convince the court that the election had been rigged. In a statement seen by Pindula News, the EFF said:
EFF WELCOMES THE KENYAN SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT WHICH HAS CONFIRMED PRESIDENT WILLIAM RUTO AS THE PRESIDENT OF KENYA
Monday, 05 September 2022
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) welcomes the judgement by the Supreme Court in Kenya, which has confirmed President William Ruto as the President of Kenya. This comes after the claims of irregularities and rigging made by Presidential candidate Raila Odinga, who lost the elections.
In a unanimous decision, the Kenyan Supreme Court dismissed petitions contesting the electoral outcome, effectively confirming that President Ruto won the elections in a fair and unbiased process. The judgement, must close the chapter of the recent Kenyan elections, and allow the newly elected President to proceed with the important work of uplifting the people of Kenya from poverty and socio-economic challenges. The EFF wishes President Ruto well, and encourages him to lead the people of Kenya with integrity, and be an important role player in the unity of the continent and the battle against imperialism and dependency.