Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s running mate Martha Karua has stated that she is considering moving to the East African Court of Justice to challenge the Supreme Court verdict that upheld President-elect William Ruto’s victory.
Speaking on Saturday, September 10, she reiterated that she was contemplating filing the appeal as her personal opinion and not that of Azimio La Umoja.
Karua noted that she would consult the court, based in Arusha, Tanzania, on whether the judgement issued was just.
“In Nairobi, they have the governor but we have majority MCAs. Azimio won more presidential votes in Nairobi. I cannot believe we lost. It doesn’t make sense. But the court said we move on and we shall do so in line with rule of law and democracy. There is no other place to go other than the East African Court where I last filed an appeal (against Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru in 2017).
“I’m considering whether to travel on a hot air balloon to the East African Court of Justice just to discuss that judgement. I have time, I will take a break. – Martha Karua. For now, I will take a break but in my personal capacity I’m considering going to the East African Court of Justice,” Martha Karua stated.
She further reiterated that the Supreme Court promised to deliver the full judgement in 21 days, which she was eager to analyse.
“We respect the judgement but we do not agree with them. Let them release their views and then I will add mine and go to court,” she added.