– Senator Murkomen wondered why President Uhuru had not objected Raila’s claims that he won both the 2013 and 2017 elections
– Murkomen questioned if Uhuru knew something that his supporters do not on the two elections
– In an interview, Raila said he had won the 2007, 2013 and 2017 elections and that was why he did not concede
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Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has questioned President Uhuru Kenyatta’s silence after his handshake partner Raila Odinga insisted he won the 2013 and 2017 presidential elections.
In a candid interview with a local publication, the Opposition leader explained he failed to concede in the 2007, 2013 and 2017 elections because he did not lose either of the polls.
Taking to his Twitter, Murkomen, who is also a fierce critic of the head of state, wondered why Uhuru had not objected to Raila’s claims which literally implied that he had stolen the victory from him.
“Raila has insisted that his brother stole his victory in 2013 and 2017. His brother has not objected. Is there something President Kenyatta knows that his supporters don’t know?” he wrote.
His sentiments sparked mixed reactions as Kenyans flocked the comment section with divided views on the matter.
One user, Lilian Ndolo corrected the Tanga Tanga and said Raila did not insist that he won but only told “the truth but we forgive the slow learners.
Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi also waded into the debate and said the former prime minister lost the elections to Uhuru adding that it is always honourable to concede.
“As an IEBC lawyer in 2013 and the President’s lawyer in 2017 (a) and (b) I confirm and declare that Hon. Raila was beating into pulp by UHURU. As we are seeing with President Trump it’s grateful and honourable to concede,” he said.
On the hand, Edgar Ombongi slammed Murkomen for revising the past which Kenya was already trying to move on from.
“Focus on something better. You are now also having like DCI calling PEV victims for statement recording,” the tweep told the lawmaker.
As reported by TUKO.co.ke, Raila rubbished claims he was vehemently pushing for constitutional amendments through Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) because of his inability to accept election defeat saying he always accepts loss but he could not “concede yet I didn’t lose”.
“I always accepted defeat whenever I am defeated. I was defeated in 1997 by the late Daniel Moi and I conceded. But in 2007, 2013 and 2017 elections, I could not concede yet I did not lose,” Raila said in an interview with the Daily Nation.
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