A combined picture of Nasa co-principal Musalia Mudavadi (left) and Police Spokesperson George Kinoti. Nasa claims police raided their offices but police have refuted the allegations. PHOTOS | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Was Nasa tallying centre raided? This is what we know
National Super Alliance (Nasa) has claimed that police raided its offices in Nairobi and carted away computers and destroyed servers.
Police have refuted this claims and said Nasa is yet to report the incident at any police station.
Here is what we know so far:
- Two foreign citizens working for Nasa campaigns are being processed for deportation, the US embassy in Kenya has said.
- Friday evening around 10pm reports that men wearing hoods and suspected to be police have raided Nasa offices.
- Mr Paul Mwangi, who is the head of Nasa flag bearer Raila Odinga’s presidential legal team, says that a raid was ongoing. Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama and Norman Magaya, the Nasa chief executive officer back this claims.
- Nation reporters visit Nasa tallying centre at Sifa Towers and find no sign of raid.
- Nasa co-principal Musalia Mudavadi addresses journalists saying hooded men raided their offices in Westlands. He claims the attackers ransacked the office, harassed its staff, who were in and took desktop computers, laptops and destroyed their servers and alarm.
- Mr Dennis Onyango, Mr Odinga’s spokesman, issues a statement saying police in hoods and armed with AK47 and machine guns raided different offices that host Nasa operations.
- Police deny claims that they raided Nasa offices. Police Spokesperson George Kinoti said the allegations are not true and that Nasa has not yet reported the incident at any police station.
- Siaya Senator James Orengo addresses journalists and alleges that those who broke into Nasa offices were looking for contacts of polling agents with the aim of compromising them. He also says four foreigners, who are friends of the opposition, are being held by police.
- US Embassy says an American and Canadian held by police have been deported. Washington Postreports the two foreigners and two Ghanaians were assisting Nasa in its campaigns.