IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati has hit back at Deputy President William Ruto over night meetings with NASA claims.
In a statement, Chebukati asked Ruto to make public, evidence of the ‘so called meetings’ and venues where they were being held.
Responding to the DP’s claims, the commissioner said the rumours were baseless and reckless.
Rumors regarding my so called night meetings with NASA are baseless and reckless.
— Wafula Chebukati (@WChebukati) September 10, 2017
“They shall not succeed to derail me from the immediate goal I have of delivering to Kenyans free, fair and credible election,” read the statement in part.
Ruto on Sunday evening while speaking to Citizen Tv said he had information that Chebukati was meeting with NASA officials at night.
He claimed that the two parties were meeting to strategize ahead of the October 17 election which the chair has said will be free, fair and credible.
“If the night meetings are untrue, let him come out and say it,” Ruto said.
“We are telling Chebukati that he should stop the ‘night meetings’ and preside over the election. From the look of things, it looks like the IEBC chairman is working with our competitors.”
Coming to Chebukati’s defense was Bungoma Senator, Moses Wetangula who said the DP’s attacks on the electoral body chair were ‘unjustified and uncalled for.’
Bwana Ruto, your attacks on Chebukati are unjustified and uncalled for. You have no capacity to throw the first stone, leave alone any stone
— Sen.Moses Wetang'ula (@Wetangulam) September 10, 2017
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