Wavinya Ndeti has decided to go to court to challenge Alfred Mutua’s win in the Machakos Governor contest.
The incumbent beat the Wiper candidate in the August 8 election with 238,405 votes against her 199,257.
But Wavinya has said she will not concede and will turn to the courts as she has done before.
“It is very clear that the victory was stolen. Machakos is about people not me. We have facts that there was stealing.”
Speaking to KTN on Thursday, Wavinya noted the people of Machakos voted in totality so their rights should not be violated.
“I have not spoken since the election because I was busy counter-checking what people were telling me,” she said. “I want to assure you that the case is very strong.”
The politician dismissed the Governor’s swearing-in as one done in a hurry but warned thelaw will catch up with him.
“…hata akikalia hiyo kiti na si yake, atakalia leo na kesho atatolewa na Korti (He will be removed from office if that seat is not genuinely his). I have faith we are going to win. Let him not panic…he cannot be calling my name ‘Wavinya! Wavinya’ every time.”
The politician further accused her rival of using county funds to hire buses to transport people to his inauguration.
The funds were wasted, she said.
“Chuma chako ki moto (Your rod is hot). I do not give up easily. You have taken the victory of the people of Machakos unfairly. Get our Machakos back.”
Mutua was the first governor-elect to take oath of office on Thursday.
“Waliotaka kuning’oa Machakos hawakuning’oa kwa sababu nilifanya ubaya. Wanataka kuning’oa kwa sababu nimefanya maendeleo (Those who wanted me removed did not find ills to justify their missio. They wanted to do so because of my development record),”Mutua said.
Ndeti had rejected preliminary poll results that put her behind Mutua.
She told journalists: “We do not know where they are getting the results from and this is causing a lot of anxiety. We are not accepting the results.”
She added: “People just do things the way they want to do them…Mutua is used to stealing…even last time he stole [sic].”
Wiper chief Kalonzo Musyoka, who is NASA DP candidate, once said Ndeti would likely be the county’s first woman representative.
The politician had also expressed confidence she would win.
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