Chebukati secretly meeting NASA leaders at night

The DP has challenged the IEBC head to come out publicly and deny the accusations

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IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati with NASA luminaries Raila Odinga, Moses Wetangula, Musalia Mudavadi amd Kalonzo Musyoka address the media after their meeting at the Capital Hill on February 8, 2017. PHOTO: JACK OWUOR_THE STAR

Deputy President William Ruto has come out to attack the IEBC and more specifically its Chairman Wafula Chebukati, saying he is working for the Opposition.

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s number two claimed on Sunday, September 10, that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) boss was working hand in hand with Nasa to influence the outcome of the the October 17 repeat election in their favour.

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Ruto said the IEBC chairman and the National Super Alliance (NASA) were holding clandestine meetings. PHOTO: CITIZENTV

According to Ruto, Chebukati and the Opposition have been holding secret meetings, adding the actions of the electoral agency head have become a mirror image of those by the National Super Alliance (NASA).

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Ruto who was speaking live on Citizen TV, accused Chebukati of holding night meetings with the Opposition leaders including Siaya Senator James Orengo.

He challenged the Chairman to come out in public and deny the accusations if at all what he was saying was a lie.

“There are night meeting between Chebukati and our competitors, let Chebukati come out and deny this,” Ruto said.

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The DP added that the viral leaked memo by Chebukati to IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba over the bungled elections was enough proof that he was working with Nasa as the two groups were speaking the same language.

The memo which was published by Zipo.co.ke, after it leaked on Tuesday, September 5, demanded that Chiloba explains why the election was marred with irregularities and illegalities leading to its nullification.

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The commission has been rocked by drama since September 1, 2017, the day when the Supreme Court ruled that the election was invalid, null and void and ordered a fresh one within sixty days.

Chebukati has since ‘sacked’ Chiloba and other senior officials at IEBC and appointed a new team to oversee the October 17 polls, causing a rift within the commissioners.