Jubilee leaders yesterday rubbished Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua\u2019s\u00a0 allegations that the party rigged the 2017 General Election in President Uhuru Kenyatta\u2019s Mt Kenya backyard.\u00a0 Reacting to Karua\u2019s remarks during Sunday night interview on K24\u2019s PunchLine show, Leader of Majority in the National Assembly Aden Duale termed the claims as sheer lies. The Narc Kenya leader claimed Jubilee party \u201crigged big time\u201d throughout the Mt Kenya region. \u201cThe highest court in the land (Supreme Court) found there were malpractices in the presidential poll and I believe I was equally a victim as a candidate in Kirinyaga, because the IEBC was unable to offer crucial records demanded of them by the court,\u201d Karua told host Anne Kiguta. But Duale said Karua\u2019s party never protested to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission or filed a petition with the Supreme Court on the alleged rigging and electoral malpractices. \u201cShe lost to Governor (Anne) Waiguru and must retire from politics graciously. She lacks the moral authority to discuss elections,\u201d said Duale, adding that other losers in the region also claimed to have been rigged out in the Jubilee nominations. Former Jubilee Party vice chair David Murathe dismissed Karua\u2019s claims as sour grapes. He said the Narc-K leader had previously won four times as MP and wondered why she was now protesting over her loss. \u201cIf the election was rigged, how come then Senator Charles Kibiru, who ran as an independent candidate was not rigged out?\u201d he posed, saying Karua was simply seeking sympathy after exhausting court avenues to overturn the Kirinyaga governor poll outcome. Uhuru\u2019s win in the August 2017 poll was subsequently voided by the Supreme Court on a split decision. Although Jubilee disagreed with the Supreme Court\u2019s decision, Uhuru and his running mate, William Ruto, agreed to participate in the October repeat poll boycotted by main challenger, Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (Nasa). Used and dumped Bouncing from another legal \u201cdefeat\u201d at the hands Waiguru, Karua did not spare retired President Mwai Kibaki, Uhuru, his deputy Ruto and Raila. During the interview, she claimed Kibaki had used her to defend his controversial 2007 election only to isolate her after securing victory. \u201cI quit upon realising that I could not execute my duties owing to frustrations from other ministers. When I became the minister after Kiraitu Murungi quit, I protested about Anglo Leasing payments, which the Kibaki administration had started paying, and they are paying up to now. That is not the kind of government you would want to be in,\u201d she said. Her main problem, she said, was in the manner in which Kibaki handled\u00a0 issues on administration of justice and the appointment of judges, which, she said, he did without following the right procedures. Karua also stopped short of unearthing the alleged rampant corruption that she claims rocked the Jubilee administration and the widespread malpractices in the 2017 election. This, she says, is why she declined to take up a Cabinet position when approached by the President. \u201cAs he started constituting his government for the second term, Uhuru suggested to me several options in his Cabinet that he wanted me to take, but I told him I was not ready for that because I was rigged out and wanted to pursue electoral justice,\u201d she said. And citing several cases of corruption allegedly involving Ruto, the Narc Kenya leader said she had no intention of supporting his presidential bid. Karua, however, said she might consider working with Raila. But, like Uhuru, Karua said the ODM leader is \u201cdisorganised\u201d in terms of overseeing his party\u2019s primary elections. \u201cUhuru and Raila are good people to work with. Raila is an amiable person to work with. He is a person I can pick my phone and call any time I want. We are cordial, but when it comes to political organisation, the two are similar,\u201d she said. Karua dismissed Waiguru as a political lightweight in the emerging battle to succeed Uhuru as the leader of the Mt Kenya region. Reacting to Karua\u2019s interview, Majority Chief Whip Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East) described her claims as normal for poll losers, who ordinarily would seek public support. Murathe advised Karua to \u201cjust dust herself and move on\u201d now that the election matter is over. \u201cShe lost fairly. She has gone to the High Court, appealed and even went to the Supreme Court, and lost,\u201d said Murathe.