NASA leader Raila Odinga has painted a picture of a coordinated scheme to rig election in President Uhuru Kenyatta to the Supreme Court, unraveling incidents of what he termed as a massive pattern of vote manipulation.
Raila claims his votes were systematically reduced while Uhuru's were inflated in an elaborate plan to guarantee victory to the incumbent.
Raila gives Tonye Primary School polling station in Migori County as an example of where his 500 votes were stolen.
“In Form 34A submitted by the Petitioner’s agent in respect of Tonye Primary Polling Station, North Kamagambo, indicates that Odinga Raila had 561 while in Form 34B he had 2 votes only!” an affidavit by Nyangasi Oduwo, Economic Adviser to Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, states.
In yet another instance, the former Prime Minister alleged that forms 34A submitted by his agents in respect to Memba Primary in his Siaya backyard, he got 437 votes, but Forms 34B by IEBC indicated he had 17 votes.
Raila further reveals how Jubilee used county commissioners as chief agents in some Mount Kenya regions, a gross breach of the Constitution.
“At Karurumo Polytechnic, Kieni South, the NASA agent noted and raised complaints on voters being given between 2 and 3 Presidential ballot papers. At one time, the NASA agent confronted the voter and clerk and witnessed that the voter had 8 ballot papers,” a startling affidavit by NASA presidential chief agent for Embu County Moses Wamuru states.
Wamuru further said that at Ngurueru Primary, in Runyenjes constituency, Presidential ballot papers run out at 4pm but voting for other seats continued.
“The Presiding Officer instructed the clerks to only give the votes for governor, Senate and other lower seats, and ignore the Presidential ballots since they were finished,” Wamuru states in the affidavit that forms part of the 25,000-paged documents filed by NASA on Friday.
“When our agents complained, he was threatened to be chased out and was told that the ballots were enough.”
NASA aims to prove that more people were allowed to illegally vote in the Presidential poll on Uhuru’s side.
Calculation by Nasa shows that the total Presidential votes cast surpassed those of other elective positions by more than 500,000 votes.
“When I peeped through the wire-mesh window, I noted that the person I suspected to be the Presiding Officer was plucking papers and giving others who seemed to be marking them,” the Embu Chief agent said.
“At this point, the policewoman who was manning the station noticed me and requested me to go round. When I indicated that I am a NASA agent, she became very hostile. At that point, another policeman emerged and demanded that I leave the place immediately.”
In Mbeere South Tallying Centre Wamuru said the County Commissioner was acting as the Jubilee chief agent.
He also said that in Manyatta Constituency, Wamuru the county commissioner and the head of police compromised the results.
Embu County Commissioner Esther Maina ordered NASA agents be blocked from most polling stations across the region, the agent said.
In Nyabieyo Primary Polling Station, Kisii County forms provided by Raila's agents indicated that he garnered 228 votes, but results posted by the IEBC indicate he had zero votes.
Further in Amabiria Primary School, Kisii County, Raila claims Uhuru garnered 138 votes as captured in Form 34A but results shown in Forms 34B of the same polling station, Uhuru’s votes had been inflated to 238.
Raila wants the Supreme Court – headed by Chief Justice David Maraga – to overturn Uhuru's victory on grounds that he was not validly reelected.
Nasa said their tally indicated Raila was leading by 8,041,726 against Uhuru’s 7,755,428. However, Uhuru garnered 8,203,290 votes against Raila’s 6,762,224 to be declared the winner by the electoral commission.