The alleged rigging, according to Mr. Odinga and Ms. Karua, started in March 2022 when foreign nationals allegedly broke into and interfered with the systems of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua claim in court that the 2022 presidential election was rigged well before August 9 by 21 people—19 foreigners and two Kenyans—who had access to the electoral agency’s technology.
Mr. Odinga and Ms. Karua assert that the meddling led to manipulation and alteration of voter turnout and Kiems kit data on election day and the subsequent announcement of William Ruto as President-elect without providing the names of those allegedly involved in the plot.
“It shows an ability or possibility of selective interference with the data only while giving the impression of non-interference,” explains Ms Karua.
The petitioners claim that the 21 people, who are not IEBC personnel, tampered with data and election results produced by the presiding officers in the field, jeopardising the fairness of the vote.
The vice presidential candidate for Azimio adds that the data gathered from the 41 forms 34A in the counties of Bomet and Kiambu reveal a pervasive pattern that would materially change the outcome of the presidential election.
She requests that all Forms 34A from the two counties be subjected to a forensic audit and examination by the Supreme Court.
Additionally, Ms. Karua requests that the Supreme Court invalidate the presidential election in accordance with Section 83 of the 2011 Elections Act.
She asserts that the anomalies and mistakes in the 2022 presidential election were not administrative, trivial, or the result of human error. Ms. Karua continues her criticism of the IEBC chairman by claiming that Mr. Chebukati has continued to act and operate illegally despite the 2017 presidential elections being declared invalid.