Jubilee accusing NASA of a scheme to spark violence in August

ODM leader Raila Odinga vowed to tally his own results, at a totally different location from the IEBC's national tallying hub.


The warning comes hours after a similar lash out from the polls team Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), which insisted that it is the one mandated to collect, collate, verify and announce any results.

The mixture of reactions has set yet another stage for political parties to battle out in the show of might.

Nyeri Senator Mutahi Kagwe and Kieni MP Kanini Kega now have argued that NASA co-leader Raila Odinga's announcement is absurd and unheard of, and now call for an action from the security agencies.

"We have never heard a candidate who says he will have his own tallying centre and declare his own results," Mr Kagwe told journalists.

He added: "We are sending a stern warning to one Raila Odinga, he is in no capacity to have his own tallying centre, which is illegal, or declare who wins the election or not."

While on a rally on Sunday in Nairobi’s Kibera slums, ODM party leader and NASA co-principal Raila Odinga, hinted at a deal hatched in NASA to have a parallel tallying centre during the announcement of results in August polls.

"IEBC will announce their results … and we will announce ours from our tallying centre for comparison. We will not accept fake results as happened in 2013 at Bomas of Kenya," he said during a rally at Joseph Kang’ethe Grounds in Kibra, Nairobi.

IEBC, on the other hand, through a statement to the press, has expressed fears that such a move would instead spark violence as there is a “high likelihood to have varying results.”

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati has already made it clear that only his agency has the mandate and authority to tally election results.

Senator Kagwe said the NASA move shows that the Opposition has already sensed defeat.


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