Jubilee Flags Murathe's Twitter Page With 97.5K Followers For Admitting Raila Loss

  • Former Jubilee Party vice chair David Murathe at Bomas of Kenya on August, 9, 2022
    Former Jubilee Party vice chair David Murathe at Bomas of Kenya on August, 9, 2022
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  • Jubilee Party has warned its supporters of a Twitter handle purporting to belong to its Vice Chair, David Murathe, admitting that Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, had lost the presidential vote.

    In a statement dated Thursday, August 11, Jubilee explained that despite the page having 97,500 followers, it did not belong to Murathe.

    Further, the ruling party explained that Murathe does not have any social media pages, asking social media followers to avoid consuming information from pages linked to the outspoken politician.

    "Please note that the Jubilee Party Vice Chairperson Hon. David Murathe does NOT have any social media accounts," Jubilee warned.

    Jubilee Party Flags Posts indicating that Raila has lost to Ruto shared on Thursday August 11, 2022
    Jubilee Party Flags Posts indicating that Raila has lost to Ruto shared on Thursday, August 11, 2022.
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    The information on the flagged Twitter handle had indicated that the former Prime Minister had conceded defeat.

    However, it indicated that the Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate had planned to lodge a legal battle at the Supreme Court to challenge the poll results.

    Jubilee stated that the page was being run by a malicious individual, who was inclined to spreading fake news.

    On the other hand, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) issued a statement asking Kenyans to remain patient as it tallied the final results.

    Speaking on Wednesday, August 10, IEBC chairperson, Wafula Chebukati, insisted that the Commission would give a conclusive result once the tallying was done.

    He further assured Kenyans that there was nothing to worry about over the different results that were being streamed by TV stations.

    Chebukati explained that each media house was accessing the results forms at different times and using its criteria and sequencing in tallying and transmitting the same to the public.

    “They are all getting the results from the same portal. Soon the figures will read the same.

    “We hope media houses will end up with the same figures. The original intention was that media houses would have a consortium report of the progress of election results from one source. However, media houses opted to do it independently," Chebukati stated.

    From leftIEBC Commissioners Juliana Cherera, Commissioner Abdi Guliye and Chairman Wafula Chebukati at the Bomas of Kenya on Monday, August 8, 2022
    From left: IEBC Vice Chairperson Juliana Cherera, Commissioner Abdi Guliye and Chairman Wafula Chebukati at the Bomas of Kenya on Monday, August 8, 2022.
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