• It is likely that the victory of William Ruto will soon be challenged in court
• The IEBC has made all Form 34 As and Bs publicly available and these should serve as the basis of any petition
Azimio candidate Raila Odinga has indicated that he is likely to appeal to the Supreme Court to overturn the IEBC appointment of William Ruto as President-elect.
Four IEBC commissioners have also dissented from the IEBC recognition of William Ruto as the winner of the presidential process saying that the tallying process was 'opaque'.
So far their complaints have been based on generalities and not on specifics.
The question of 100.01 percent is a non-issue since it is simply the result of rounding up on a spreadsheet. The issue of four dissenting commissioners remains insubstantial if they do not tell us what specifically is wrong with the tallying.
The Form 34As, prepared at every polling station, and the Form34Bs are publicly available on the IEBC portal. Everyone has access to them, including the public, the commissioners and the candidates.
If there has been malpractice, it should be visible there on the portal. Any appeal should tell the court exactly where a candidate was deprived of votes, or given extra votes.
Otherwise it would be against natural justice to invalidate the election when all the polling stations' results are publicly available and have not been challenged.
Quote of the day: "The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed."
Police arrested the South African activist on August 18, 1977