Former CJ Maraga Disowns Tweet Endorsing Ruto Win

Former Chief Justice David Maraga [Photo | Courtesy]

Former Chief Justice David Maraga has dismissed a tweet that quoted him endorsing the election of William Ruto as president.

The tweet claimed Maraga termed Ruto’s declaration as the winner in the August 9 presidential race valid, further calling for his swearing-in on August 30.

But in a tweet through his official account on Tuesday, the former President of the Supreme Court dismissed the quote as fake and urged Kenyans to ignore it.

“This tweet circulating on social media purporting to be authored by me is FAKE, please ignore,” he said

Ruto’s declaration as the president-elect has drawn opposition from several parties, among them his main rival, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga who has moved to the Supreme Court to challenge the win, terming it “null and void”.

In the presidential results released by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairperson Wafula Chebukati, Ruto garnered 7,176,141 votes, representing 50.49 percent while Raila came in second with 6,942,930 votes.

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