We’ve full confidence in IEBC- Ruto

In Summary

• ODM leader Raila Odinga told off the DP, saying that he is a high-ranking government official whose public pronouncement cannot be taken lightly.

• His comments comes hours after saying in a different interview that he will accept the outcome of the election.

Political Meeting in Karson Institute for Race, Peace & Social Justice, Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland, March 1, 2022.
Political Meeting in Karson Institute for Race, Peace & Social Justice, Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland, March 1, 2022.
Image: Twitter, William Samoei Ruto.

Deputy President William Ruto has said that his Kenya Kwanza Alliance side has confidence in the IEBC regarding the August 9 election.

Speaking during an interview with the VOA Africa 54 anchor Esther Githui-Ewart on Friday, the DP said.

“We have absolutely no doubt in our mind that without interfering, the IEBC has the capacity to deliver on their mandate,” Ruto said.

His comments comes hours after saying in a different interview that he will accept the outcome of the election.

“Because I’m a believer in the rule of law. I’m a believer in constitutionalism and if anybody brought whatever challenge into my way, I will deal with it within the parameters of the law and the rule of law,” Ruto said.

The DP is in the US with some of his Kenya Kwanza Alliance delegates.

Ruto had earlier given a detailed account of what he said is a grand scheme to force Kenyans into a pre-determined presidential election.

The country’s second-in-command regretted that while Kenya’s democracy remains robust with ability to reject such machinations, it faces threats from intimidation and blackmail more so from the criminal justice system.

ODM leader Raila Odinga told off the DP, saying that he is a high-ranking government official whose public pronouncement cannot be taken lightly.

"Ruto’s wild allegations that there is a plan to rig the upcoming election and claims of intimidation from the government are aimed at fanning emotions and creating tribal tensions ahead of the August elections

“The DP is a man who has mastered the art of putting on a show with a characteristic trait of lowering his voice, projecting himself as a humble individual before engaging in a high-level lying,” Raila said.