A section of members of Azimio differed with Jubilee Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni over the report he released on how Raila Odinga was rigged out of the election.
On Thursday, January 19, Wiper Deputy Party Leader Farah Maalim poked holes into the report, rejecting the 3 million votes margin alleged in the findings by American whistleblowers.
Maalim mooted that while it was plausible that Odinga won the election but President William Ruto was declared, the margin did not add up.
"The margin puts serious doubt on the authenticity of such a claim. If it were between 300,000-500,000 votes, it would be understandable because all indications showed that the polls would be a close election," Malim stated.
His sentiments were shared by former Nyeri Town lawmaker Ngunjiri Wambugu, who asked Kioni not to take the country several steps back
"Kioni has to let this go. The far we have reached, it does not matter what the truth is anymore. It is too late and the Majority of Kenyans have moved on. We are where we are. It is what it is," Wambugu noted.
The Wiper deputy reckoned that while there were doubts on whether Kenya had an institution with the capacity to properly conduct elections, he cautioned against double standards.
"Whether we have free and fair elections, no. Sometimes both sides rig, especially in their strongholds and where you do not have agents," Maalim stated.
Maalim further defended Ruto from attacks over the allegation that there was a plot to abduct and kill former Independent, Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chair Wafula Chebukati.
"Ruto has very valid, well-founded and authentic information from the intelligence system. Nonetheless, he has to carry out an investigation, and call witnesses for that statement to be authenticated in court," he stated.
Meanwhile, the Daadab lawmaker insisted that Azimio needed to settle on a different flagbearer to face Ruto in 2027.
He rallied behind his party leader, Kalonzo Musyoka maintaining that a sixth stab for Raila at the presidency, would see the incumbent president win by a landslide.