IEBC dismisses Raila's vote rigging claims
21 January 2014, 08:15
Nairobi - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC)on Monday dismissed CORD leader, Raila Odinga’s claims that the military rigged last year’s polls in favor of the Jubilee alliance.
A statement from the IEBC said the former Prime Minister’s remarks were false and asked him to provide evidence to support the claims or withdraw and apologise, The Standard reports.
According to Raila, CORD supporters were ejected from the Bomas of Kenya, where the presidential vote tallying was being done, by the military personnel in order to give President Kenyatta the victory.
Deputy President, William Ruto also slammed Raila over the remarks saying such allegations were “reckless and irresponsible.”
He called on those alleging the last polls were rigged to table facts that would prove their allegations instead of engaging in “empty rhetoric.”
Ruto remained firm that attempts by the opposition to destruct the government would not succeed and exuded confidence that the government would remain steadfast and deliver to Kenyans as they promised during the run up to the general elections.
“We are focused, we are committed, we are serious and we know where to take this country and no amount of destruction or noise making is going to deter our vision to transform Kenya, we know what to do,” said Ruto while attending a church service at the Barnabus Kimumu Church in Uasin Gishu County.
He further challenged those criticizing the government to be truthful and have a basis for their criticism.
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