IG Boinnet to sue Mudavadi over false claims

August 7, 2017 6:00 pm
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He has vowed to take NASA co-principal Musalia Mudavadi to court over the claims/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 7 – Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has dismissed claims by the Opposition National Super Alliance that he revealed an alleged plot to rig the elections to a relative.

He has vowed to take NASA co-principal Musalia Mudavadi to court over the claims.

Mudavadi accused the government of planning to rig the elections through opting to revert to the use of manual voting.

“We have information that the Jubilee administration plans to switch off Electronic Voter Identification Devices (EVID) in all their strongholds at 12 noon tomorrow. This will then give way to pure manual voting and stuffing of the ballot in the excuse that systems have failed. This information was relayed by none other than the Inspector General of Police to a relative,” said Mudavadi during a press conference in Nairobi.

Mudavadi made the claims even as he asked Kenyans to turn out in large numbers to cast their ballots in Tuesday’s polls.

On Sunday, the Opposition also alleged that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission was colluding with top government officials to manipulate the polls.

“We have credible information some of the top electoral and government officials have been having covert meetings with the intentions of sabotaging the successful conduct of the elections, any attempts to manipulate the polls will be resisted by the people,” said Mudavadi.

The Opposition has in the recent past in the run up to the elections accused the government of planning to rig the elections but the government in its defence says that the accusations are baseless and reckless and said that NASA has sensed defeat.

Kenyans are Tuesday expected to head to the ballot with many anticipating that it will be a free, fair and credible election.

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