Raila's secret plan to disrupt elections revealed
Already the IEBC is contemplating to change the elections day from 17th October to a later date, which is not yet known.
On Sunday while on a rally in Nairobi, Raila, his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka and their presidential chief campaigner Musalia Mudavadi launched a nationwide campaign to block the Wafula Chebukati-led IEBC from holding the election until radical reforms are done.
The team has dispelled its trust in the electoral commission, and now wants 12 staff members they believe contributed greatly to the bungled August 8 presidential poll to be barred from overseeing the upcoming poll.
“Officers who facilitated the display of figures purporting them to be results but which at the Supreme Court hearing were disowned by the Commission as mere statistics must get out of the way. That is where reforms at the IEBC will begin.
“Kenyans are coming for you. Salvage what you can and run. There will be no election with you in office,” Raila told a charged crowd in Nairobi’ Jacaranda grounds.
Electoral body commissioners Mr Odinga want them kept at bay from the upcoming polls include Abdi Guliye and Molu Boya, CEO Ezra Chiloba, his deputies Betty Nyabuto and Marijan Hussein Marijan, Immaculate Kassait (Voter Registration director), James Muhati (ICT director) and Praxedes Tororey (Legal Services director) are among senior officials the Opposition want removed. Chiloba’s legal advisor Moses Kipkogey is targeted in Raila’s push for reforms.
In a renewed onslaught, Mr Odinga and his team has also opposed three officials the IEBC chairman Mr Wafula Chebukati appointed as new blood and considered them as his ‘project team’ to oversee the repeat poll.
Mr Chebukati had appointed Sidney Namulungu (Kisii), Nancy Kariuki (Mombasa) and Silas Rotich (Nakuru), mostly returning officers in the August 8 General Election to steer the repeat poll.
According to Mr Odinga, the three are accused of declaring final results from what Raila termed as ‘fake forms’.
“Are we counting on the very institutions and individuals who participated in a coup against the people of Kenya and tried to install a defeated candidate as winner to ensure an accountable counting, tallying, transmission and transparency of results? Our answer is No,” Mr Odinga told a press briefing at a Nairobi hotel before proceeding to Jacaranda for a rally.
Meanwhile, Deputy President William Ruto has expressed fears that the twist the Nasa team has taken spells a coup, adding that that could be the only way the Raila led team could ascend to power.
“Every Kenyan, those at the IEBC included, has the protection of the Constitution. Nobody, however mighty, should threaten them in any way or form,” Ruto said on his Twitter handle.
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