Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ezra Chiloba has dismissed allegations by opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) that he is being involved in a rigging scheme to inflate President Uhuru's votes in the repeat presidential election held on Thursday.
In a media briefing in Nairobi on Thursday evening, Suma East MP Junet Mohamed led his colleagues in alleging that the electoral commission boss took a 3-week leave to execute a scheme to hand Jubilee an undeserved victory.
“Ezra Chiloba has duped Kenyans into believing that he went on leave, while in actual fact having stayed long enough after the Supreme Court nullification to sanitize the electoral fraud now being committed and visited upon Kenyans,” said Mohamed.
He added: “He (Chiloba) is now a consultant in chief for Jubilee within the commission and is outrightly procuring fraudulent results to be tallied and posted as votes cast in Nasa strongholds. This is criminal. We invite the DCI to immediately commence investigations and probe the CEO plus any election official who may have yielded to his demands. Jubilee strongholds have less than 30 per cent voter turnout in their strongholds. The October 26 presidential poll was forced on Kenyans by Jubilee regime.”
However, the CEO took to Twitter on Thursday evening to rubbish the claims by the opposition outfit.
“I wish I could see myself as powerful as Hon. Junet sees me. The misleading allegations about me can only but polarise the country further,” said Chiloba.
Last Friday, Chiloba announced he would be taking a three-week leave, so he would be absent during October 26th fresh election.