Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua has said that electoral fraud in Kenya is widely spread and much needs to be done to strengthen the country’s growing democracy.
This is after Kerugoya Hiagh Court Judge Lucy Gitary dismissed a petition she had filed to challenge Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru.
Speaking on a local TV station, Karua said that all electoral stakeholders should come together and agree on measures to curb the growing electoral fraud.
‘Electoral fraud is widely spread from both sides of the stakeholders…both stakeholders should agree and sit together in order to fight electoral fraud…. I am not suggesting that Uhuru and Raila should agree on power sharing, but come to an agreement to strengthen our growing democracy.’ Said Karua.
Karua added that Kenyan leaders and politicians should uphold and respect all constitutional institution.
‘The route is to follow the institutions that are laid down, that’s why I went to court,’ she said adding that, ‘I practice what I preach, that’s why I went to court to challenge Waiguru…’
The Narc-Kenya leader cautioned that the only way to deal with electoral fraud is through national dialogue.
‘There was wide spreads fraud in many places… that’s why there are many petitions in the country, and to solve this, we leaders should strengthen the way we relate to each other, strengthen the way we rule… let us have a national dialogue, let us talk.’ She said.
She said that she will file an appeal on Thursday following Judge Lucy’s rule.
Lady Justice Lucy Gitari termed the petition as fatally defective, hopeless and incurable after finding that Ms Karua failed to comply with Election (Parliamentary and County) Petition Rules 2017.