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Kirwa tells Raila to forget unseating Ruto before 2027

Former Cabinet minister Kipruto Arap Kirwa has said a forensic audit on the IEBC network should be done ahead of the 2027 polls. elections.

However, Kirwa said changing the government is not possible now as the country already has a president.

“What we can do is a forensic audit just for the sake of the future but not with hopes that you can change the government in mid-air,” he said.

Last week, Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition challenged the electoral commission to allow a forensic audit of its servers to dispel claims by a whistleblower that Raila Odinga won.

The coalition said it was not too late for a forensic audit of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission servers to get the truth on the actual votes garnered by both Odinga and President William Ruto in the August 9, 2022 polls.

Kirwa further noted that Azimio even with its recent declarations had no chance of changing the government as the president was already announced by the former IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati and affirmed by the Supreme Court.

“So we would actually be looking for more trouble in terms of the legal journey if we are to expect there would be any change of government between now and 2027,” he added.

The ex-Cherangany MP, however, said that his prayer was that the temperatures between the opposition and the government will cool off.

“I do hope also the government side should cool down their tempers for purposes of sanity and transaction of business,” he said.

Wading into Raila’s call to the Commonwealth and United Nations to investigate the alleged election fraud practices, Kirwa termed it as a move to put the government under pressure.

“Calling on the UN, I think it was to put pressure on the government of the day to accept to open the servers. However I don’t know if that will be new information, given the fact that the information was supposed to be transmitted from every polling station,” Kirwa said.

“I’m sure constituency tallies is what Chebukati used to announce the presidential results. But if there were any variation we ought to have been told earlier.”

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