The attempt by Martha Karua, the leader of Narc Kenya, to contest Ruto’s victory at the East Africa Court of Justice has been mocked by political leaders from Kirinyaga.
Karua has filed a petition with the East African Court of Justice to challenge the election of President William Ruto. The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya running mate in the August 9 general election has filed the petition alongside Muslims for Human Rights. On November 3, the petition was submitted to the court’s registry in Arusha, Tanzania.
Karua has been instructed to accept the defeat and take on the oversight duty of keeping the government in check by the leaders, who are led by MP for Kirinyaga Central Gachoki Gitari. The leaders advised Karua to leave the East Africa Court of Justice immediately. Gitari advised Karua to give up the struggle and concentrate on conducting effective checks on the current government.
“I want to remind the Kirinyaga residents that Karua has done this before. She sought justice in all courts after being defeated by Waiguru, but she was not elected governor, he said.
She has a past; she has appeared in those courts, but to little avail. Herself must acknowledge that Raila Odinga and she were both beaten. Let them monitor the government, provide oversight, and make sure it is kept alert to fulfill its mandate. They also want Karua to develop young people and train them to take on leadership roles in the future.
She is contesting the ruling by the Kenyan Supreme Court that backed Wafula Chebukati, the head of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), in declaring that Ruto had won the presidential election on August 9.
Gitari urged Martha Karua to return to the villages, saying, “I call upon Martha Karua with respect and humility. We recognize her as our elder.”
“Let her continue to be our attorney so that she can guide us; otherwise, I want to ask her to drop the legal action she has started.”
The deputy presidential candidate for Azimio La Umoja at the time remarked in September that she could not believe they had lost and that she was considering taking the case to the East African Court. The court stated that our proof was a hot air balloon; thus, this may send me to East Africa merely to dispute that ruling, said Karua. “Now is not about the election; it’s about justice,” he added.