Defence Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo (l) and acting Interior CS Fred Matiang’i at a press briefing on Saturday
The Kenyan government on Saturday rubbished allegations of military involvement in elections rigging plot made by opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) on Friday.
Speaking during a media briefing on Saturday, acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and his Defence counterpart Raychelle Omamo described the allegations as “claims from the street”.
“We are at a time when our security agencies are being subjected to rumor mongering and gossip which is unacceptable,” said Dr Matiang’i at a press briefing in Kisumu.
“The government and security agencies do not conduct elections. IEBC does. We have an impartial and competent security agencies,” he added.
The two were responding to sensational claims tabled by Nasa principals Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka on Friday linking Kenya Defence Forces to an elaborate elections rigging scheme in favor of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
KDF later confirmed the authenticity of the documents presented by NASA clarifying they had been quoted out of context, but Omamo denied having seen the documents at all.
“I have not seen the documents. All we are saying is we will not rig elections. KDF will continue to discharge their mandate within the law. KDF has no plans to disenfranchise any citizen,” she said.
Omamo said the opposition was irresponsible by publishing names of soldiers slated to head a planned operations..