CS Raphael Tuju now claims that Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati should be compelled to disclose the details of a meeting he allegedly held with former Turkana Governor Josephat Nanok and UDA Secretary General Veronica Maina.
Tuju made the allegation after admitting that, in the company of Busia Senator Amos Wako, he met Chebukati at 4 am.
“Chebukati should be honest enough to tell Kenyans what he was discussing with UDA officials Nanok and Veronica Maina as soon as we finished our 4 AM meeting,” he said.
Tuju has been adversely mentioned in affidavits by IEBC Commissioner Professor Abdi Guliye and Chairman Wafula Chebukati.
The duo claims that the Cabinet Secretary, flanked by Senator Wako and lawyer Ayub Mbalo, met them at the Bomas Of Kenya and persuaded them to moderate presidential election results in favor of Azimio’s candidate Raila Odinga.
The IEBC officials also claimed in their respective affidavits that the CS promised that they would be adequately rewarded if they declared Raila as president or if they moderated results to effect a re-run.
The former Rarieda MP has however refuted the claims stating that it is the commissioners who approached with a request for bribes.
“I want Prof. Guliye to explain to Kenyans what they came to do in my house and what the discussion was about. The drift of that discussion was more of auctioneers rather than Commissioners.”
“I want them to say they never came to my house; I will make the CCTV cameras available at my house in order to be investigated by DCI whether I’m saying the truth or not because to my house they came,” he said.
The back-and-forth accusations between political players and IEBC officials open a new chapter of Kenya’s electoral history; one that will be decided on by the Supreme Court.