‘You had opportunity to present evidence against IEBC at Supreme Court’ – Ruto b****s Raila over bribery claims

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 30 Jan, 2023 13:08 | 2 mins read
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President William Ruto. PHOTO/Courtesy

President William Ruto has faulted Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya leader Raila Odinga's claims that former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairperson Wafula Chebukati visited him in his home.

The President said if indeed Chebukati visited him, he should have produced the evidence during the hearing of the presidential petition at the Supreme Court.

"I was listening yesterday to one of our politicians alleging that members of IEBC went to his house and he is telling this story five months after the act.

"And he is volunteering this information laced with insinuations that the officials had gone there for something he cannot disclose. It begs the question, if it is true, what were these officials doing in your house with your invitation?

"How did you end up inviting the officials of an independent body to your house? It also begs the question, you had an opportunity to bring this evidence of alleged bribery before seven judges of the Supreme Court, and you did not. You have instead chosen to take this big announcement to a political rally," Ruto stated during 16th Annual General Meeting and Conference of Africa Prosecutors’ Association in Mombasa County.

IEBC commissioners

During a rally at Jacaranda Grounds on Sunday, January 29, Raila claimed that Chebukati and two other IEBC commissioners visited his home seeking facilitation to rig the last general election in his favour.

Raila challenged Chebukati and former commissioners Prof Abdi Guliye and Boya Molu to publicly deny or confirm that they visited his home before announcing the 2022 presidential results seeking favours.

“I have pictures to confirm this, if they deny I will unleash them,” Raila said.

The opposition leader also noted that the former commissioners claimed that some people tried to bribe them.

“They asked me for something and I have evidence to that effect,” Raila told the crowd, adding that it was after he refused to bulge that they gifted President William Ruto victory.

Raila further claimed that the Chebukati three also visited former Cabinet Secretary Raphael Tuju’s home, saying he has video evidence.

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