National Super Alliance (NASA) has rekindled a fresh war on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), this time raising fears that there exist secret polling stations that will be used to aid rigging during the August 8 polls.
NASA said that the electoral commission was yet to disclose the exact number of polling stations in the country despite making numerous inquiries.
IEBC in response dispelled claims by NASA, adding that the list of polling stations had been finalized and there are a total of 40,800 polling centers across the country.
“Consider the openness around the register of voters. We kept giving figures right from registration. We had a one month verification exercise where people came to check if their finger prints matched their registration details,” said IEBC’s communications manager Andrew Limo.
NASA’s presidential running mate Kalonzo Musyoka speaking in Bomet on Saturday said that the Chebukati-led commission was yet to serve them with the details of the polling stations.
“Voting in secret polling stations are some of the strategies that have been developed to manipulate the outcome of the August poll,” he claimed.
He added: “We are asking them to remove the underground cables that were used last time to rig the elections by linking the national tally and the TNA tallying center at the Catholic University through the Kencall,”
Jubilee Party vice chairman David Murathe dismissed NASA’s claims, accusing the opposition of changing goal posts every day after sensing defeat in the upcoming elections.
“We know they are worried of defeat and now they are using every possible gimmick so that when they lose, they will protest,” said Murathe.
He added: “They want to precipitate a political crisis through their allegations so that they get half of the government. We will remain firm that the elections must be held on August 8 and whoever loses should be ready to accept defeat because we want a united country beyond the polls.”