NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga and chief campaigner Musalia Mudavadi (Amani National Congress) during a media briefing at a Nairobi hotel, August 9,2017.

The Opposition has “concrete evidence” to implicate Safran OT Morpho in the stealing of August elections, says Raila Odinga.

NASA, whose presidential candidate is Raila, wants two French companies investigated for allegedly interfering with the transparency of the August 8 general election.

“We have enough evidence of the bribes that were received by the companies. We have information linking local telecom firms to Safran, [showing] how they stole our votes,” Raila told the press on Monday.

“Those individuals not only messed up and stole elections. They also received bribes and we will be naming, exposing and prosecuting them.”

After the August 8 general election, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati announced President Uhuru Kenyatta defeated Raila by more than 1.4 million votes.

The Opposition chief made claims of extensive irregularities and refused to concede. He then filed a petition at the Supreme Court and a historic determination nullified Uhuru’s victory.

A repeat election will take place on October 17.

Raila said NASA is on the trail of local owners of Safran and the firms that allegedly printed fake result declaration forms and ballot papers along Mombasa Road.

“We shall be sharing this information with grassroots leaders at a later date and briefing them on the actions to take against these firms and individuals.”

Raila said the Opposition does not want a repeat election for no good reason.

“We need credible elections conducted by men and women of integrity, not by the Chilobas, Chirchirs, Kassaits and Guliyes of this world,” he said.

“On the transmission of results, media must be given access to election, counting of votes and transmission at the constituency level.”

NASA wants IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba out of office for them to take part in the election. Immaculate Kassait is the director of voter registration, Abdi Guliye a commissioner while Davis Chirchir was Jubilee Party’s Chief Agent for last month’s election.

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Raila also said the pollings stations must be gazetted and their GPS locations published in two leading newspapers.

But OT-Morpho said that no hacking was found on its systems during Kenya’s 2017 presidential election.

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The Opposition further leader hit at DP William Ruto saying he has no right to badmouth NASA.

Ruto claimed NASA wants to cause violence to frustrate the re-run and further accused the Opposition of planning demonstrations, with the intention of causing violence, to make election preparations difficult.

But the Opposition chief termed the Deputy President an “election thief who should not be chest-thumping in rallies”.

Ruto anapeana vitisho jana akiuliza sisi ni kina nani. Yeye atajua sisi ni akina nani…lazima aheshimu uamuzi ya wakenya…Kenya si Ruto, Kenya si Uhuru (Ruto issued threats yesterday asking who we are…he will know who we are…he must respect Kenyans’ decision..Kenya is not Ruto…Kenya is not [President Uhuru Kenyatta].”

CREDIT: THE STAR KENYA

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