The Azimio la Umoja secretariat’s Executive Director Raphael Tuju has reacted to claims that he made offers to IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati regarding the August 9 polls.
In his affidavit to the Supreme Court, Chebukati had claimed that Tuju had asked him to moderate the presidential results in favour of Azimio flag bearer Raila Odinga.
The IEBC top commissioner said Tuju and Amos Wako visited him on the day he was set to release the results and made the demands.
According to Chebukati, the Azimio leaders argued that failure to declare Raila as the presidential winner could cause chaos in the country.
However, Tuju has reacted to the claims by dismissing it as petty lies by the IEBC chairman.
The former Jubilee Secretary-General said he only met with Chebukati after getting information that some people were replacing Forms 34A.
“I had concerns when Chebukati made a ruling that all returning officers must see him first before the papers are verified on the floor
“Chebukati should be honest enough to tell Kenyans what he was discussing with UDA officials Josphat Nanok and Veronica Maina as soon as we finished our 4am meeting,” said Tuju.
Tuju also claimed that Chebukati had sought audience with him before he officially announced the presidential results.
“In the meeting, we were ten of us in total and for him to claim that I made some offers to him it’s a tarradiddle. Petty lie. I want Chebukati to explain to Kenyans what we were discussing when he came to see me in a secret location in Karen,” said Tuju.
He also spoke of a meeting between himself and IEBC commissioners Abdi Guliye and Boya Moly at this Karen home.
“I want Prof Guliye and Mr Molu to explain what they came to do in my house, what that discussion was about and the drift of that discussion was more of auctioneers rather than Commissioners
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“I want them to dispute that they did not come to my house. I will make available footage from CCTV cameras installed in my house to the DCI to aide investigations,” Tuju added.
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