Raila threatens to boycott Safaricom yet he's still fundraising on their network

The irony!

National Super Alliance (NASA) party leader on Wednesday threatened to call for a boycott of products from corporations he claims were part of the August 8 election rigging plot, with one of them being telecom giant Safaricom.

While addressing the press at the party’s offices in Lavington, Nairobi, Mr Odinga claimed Safaricom was part of a number of firms that "sabotaged" his win during the August 8 polls.

He wants the mobile operator to explain whether or not it routed results to a server in Paris, France, and whether they routed those results back to Kenya.

Even as he threatened to call for the boycott of Safaricom’s products, the irony was that the telco’s paybill number appeared to run during the live streaming of his address.

Earlier this month, the NASA leader appealed to Kenyans of goodwill to donate funds in order to facilitate his campaigns countrywide ahead of the repeat poll.

The former Prime Minister asked Kenyans to use Safaricom’s M-Pesa paybill services to facilitate the cash transfer yet it is the same firm he is threatening to boycott.

Rigging claims

Safaricom on the other hand has denied NASA’s allegations stating it transmitted the results to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) cloud servers.

“Contrary to what is alleged in the NASA statement, results from KIEMS kits from Safaricom zones, were transmitted and are on the IEBC portal.”

“Safaricom is deeply concerned that the NASA statement has recklessly gone ahead to mention the innocent Safaricom staff members needlessly endangering them and their families”, read part of the statement by CEO Bob Collymore.

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