Civil societies dismiss Uhuru’s victory as illegitimate, terms the polls a sham

Njonjo Mue of Kura yangu Sauti Yangu. []

Barley a day after IEBC announced the Presidential winner of the October 26 repeat polls, a group of civil societies have dismissed the election as a sham.

They insist President-elect Uhuru Muigai was not elected legitimately.

Under the Umbrella of “We The People” coalition, they said the repeat Presidential election lacks credibility just like the bungled August 8 poll.

Njonjo Mue of Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu and the convener of the coalition said according to Daily Nation: “We have a problem with how the election was conducted and therefore President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta lacks political and moral legitimacy to remain in power.”

He said a one-year transition period should be instituted before any general polls are held.

This according to the rights activists will give time to restore credibility at the IEBC.

Mue said they are also against oppostion’s call for fresh election within 90 days.

He explained the elephant in the room is historic injustices dogging the electoral commission and more time is required to address them.

Asked if they will challenge Uhuru’s victory at the Supreme Court, they remained non-committal on the matter.

“We have seven days to go to court and we know that a Kenyan will do that but we have not said whether we will go or not,” said Mue.

Mue also disputed IEBC’s assertion that the turnout was 38 per cent. He said this was a blatant lie because it was lower than this.

On Monday, in his acceptance speech, President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta said he is ready to defend his victory once again at if anyone challenges it at the Supreme Court.

Opposition has alos dismissed the election as a sham and added they do recognize it.

Raila Odinga-NASA leader is expected to address his supporters today (Tuesday) from Wiper Party headquarters and comment on the way forward after Uhuru was declared the winner.