It’s been hours since Kenyans voted on what pundits term as the most contested elections in country’s history.
But even before tallying of votes started, the National Super Alliance (NASA), through its co-principal Musalia Mudavadi, started to cry foul saying the IEBC was rigging on behalf of the ruling party.
Joseph Boinett, the Inspector General of police responded by threatening to sue the ANC leader over his rigging allegations.
He then went on to dismiss the allegations that the government was rigging the polls through the electoral body by reverting to manual voting.
Boinnet called upon Musalia to issue an apology and retract his earlier statement or face the State in court.
“We have information that the Jubilee administration plans to switch off Electronic Voter Identification Devices (EVID) in all their strongholds at 12 noon tomorrow. This will then give way to pure manual voting and stuffing of the ballot in the excuse that systems have failed. This information was relayed by none other than the Inspector General of Police to a relative,” Mudavadi had said during a press conference in Nairobi.
The statement by Boinnet was relayed by police spokesperson George Kinoti who noted that the claims by Musalia were defamatory and unfounded.
The claims by Nasa’s number three, that Boinett had told a relative of the government’s plan to rig, he (Mudavadi) damaged Boinett’s character and portrayed him in negative light, said Kinoti.
Mudavadi has been asked to tender his apologies via the same media houses that covered his statement hours before Kenyans went to the polls to cast their votes.