National Super Alliance (NASA) has trained its guns on Kenya's giant telecommunication firm Safaricom in its latest claims on August 8th election rigging scheme.
Speaking in a press briefing at the Okoa Kenya offices in Nairobi on Monday, NASA principal Moses Wetang'ula said the coalition will be suing Safaricom on allegations that it conspired with IEBC and Jubilee to manipulate the August poll. “We will give details of acts of omission or commission of how Safaricom was part of the mess of the August poll,” Mr Wetang’ula said.
The senator added: “The role of the telecommunications service providers is also in question." Wetang'ula said the coalition has incriminating evidence showing that the mobile service provider was involved in the mess that led to the nullification of President Uhuru's victory. "We have very credible evidence that points to culpability of Safaricom on the basis of which we will institute private prosecution against the company and its directors.”
Safaricom joins Dubai-based printing firm Al Ghurair, which printed ballots for last month's elections and French firm Safran OT-Morpho, which supplied IEBC with IS services in the organizations that NASA has blamed for the bungled poll.
IEBC had contracted Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom Kenya to provide network services for the electronic transmission of results from polling centers to constituency and national tallying centers simultaneously.