President William Ruto has responded to Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga’s claims that former IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati visited his home before announcing the 2022 presidential election results.
Speaking on Monday, January 30 during the 16th Annual General Meeting and Conference of Africa Prosecutors’ Association in Mombasa County, Ruto questioned why the former Prime Minister did not report the visit to the police or use it as evidence during the presidential petition at the Supreme Court.
“I was listening yesterday to one of our politicians who was alleging that members of the IEBC went to his house and his telling this story five months after the act and his volunteering this information least with insinuations that the officials had gone there for something he has not disclosed.
“It begs the question if it is true what were these officials doing in your house at your invitation? Being a candidate how did you end up inviting officials of an independent body to your house? It also begs the question, you had an opportunity to bring up this evidence of alleged bribery before seven judges of the Supreme Court you did not,” Ruto wondered.
Raila on Sunday, January 29 claimed to have evidence of Wafula Chebukati, Abdi Guliye, and Boya Molu at his home.
"Bwana Chebukati anasema kuna watu ambao walikuwa wanataka kumhonga yeye. Hata wale wenzake Bwana Guliye na Bwana Molu. Nataka niwaulize hao mlienda jumba ya baba kufanya nini? Waliniomba nini? Wajue ya kwamba mimi niko na picha yao wakicheza nitatoa," Raila said during a rally at Jacaranda grounds in Nairobi.