Elgeyo-Marakwet County Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has spoken after Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga claimed that he could not concede defeat yet he did not lose the 2007, 2013, and 2017 presidential elections.
The Senator took to his Twitter account to state that the ODM leader’s statement suggested that President Uhuru Kenyatta stole the 2013 and 2017 elections.
He went on to wonder if there was something the Head of State knows that his supporters do not know.
“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 wondered.
While speaking with a local daily, Raila Odinga denied claims that he was pushing for Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) so that the Constitution can be amended in his favor as he has failed to clinch the country’s top seat on numerous occasions.
The former Prime Minister who has lost Presidential elections a record four times recounted how the electoral commission has severally cost him his desired seat.
He explained that the Supreme Court dismissed Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in 2017 because the commission did not follow the law.
He went on to admit that he was defeated by the late former President Daniel Moi in 1997 and he accepted the defeat. However, he could not concede defeat in 2007, 2013, and 2017 because he did not lose.
“I always accepted defeat whenever I am defeated. I was defeated in 1997 by the late Daniel Moi and I conceded. But in the 2007, 2013, and 2017 elections, I could not concede yet I did not lose. “As for 2007, you know what happened and we even ended up with a coalition government,” Raila said.
Raila Odinga also spoke about the “Handshake” agreement with President Uhuru Kenyatta revealing that the treaty is about to come to an end as the Jubilee government is about to leave the State House