Govt refutes NASA claims of military, police involvement to rig elections
he government has dismissed claims by the Opposition coalition, NASA that the military and police are involved in an alleged plot to rig next month’s General Election in favour of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo and Fred Matiangi who is incharge of the Interior Ministry termed the claims as “baseless and only meant to cause unnecessary tension in the country.”
The claims were made by NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga earlier this week before his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka provided several correspondence letters, he alleged are from the military, showing an elaborate plan of their involvement before, during and after the elections.
“I do not know anything about the said letters because I have not seen them,” Omamo told a news conference in Kisumu, a day after NASA released the letters to the public.
“There is nothing like that because the military is apolitical, it does not take sides and is not involved in the elections,” she said, and dismissed claims that the military will isolate areas like Kibera and Mathare for security reasons.
Matiangi too defended the National Police Service against claims that they are also involved in the alleged rigging plot.
“Those are rumours being peddled on the streets against a professional police service. This is a disciplined service who cannot be involved in those things they are talking about,” Matiangi, who accompanied Omamo, told journalists in Kisumu.
Raila however, insists that he has evidence of the military and police involvement in the alleged plot.
Source: Capital FM Kenya