Nominated MP Johnson Sakaja has claimed that CORD leader Raila Odinga’s claims that Jubilee is planning to rig August elections are merely aimed at preparing his supporter for defeat.
In an interview on NTV Tuesday night, Sakaja said that Raila Odinga and the entire Opposition brigade has sensed defeat thus resorting to propagating unsubstantiated claims aimed at raising tension in the country.
The Nominated MP spoke in response to CORD leader Raila Odinga’s assertion on Tuesday, that the National Intelligence Service (NIS) was ferrying in people from Uganda and Ethiopia to register as voters and vote for President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August elections.
“We have credible information that the National Intelligence Service (NIS) is involved in the ongoing voter registration with the aim of influencing results in August, the same way it did in 2007 and 2013,” stated Raila Odinga.
“NIS interference in the current voter registration involves taking BVR kits across our borders into Uganda and Ethiopia and assisting citizens of the two countries to register in a Kenyan election process.”
Raila further stated that the spy agency is also assisting citizens of Uganda and Ethiopia to acquire Kenyan identification documents, then helping them to cross into the country and register as voters.
“We will strongly oppose Jubilee government’s scheme to use state machinery to rig the elections,” Raila said during a voter registration campaign in Mombasa.
But Sakaja, a former Chairman of the defunct TNA, terms Raila Odinga’s foul cry as a sign of panic saying he should present any evidence he has regarding the matter to investigative agencies.
Raila’s sentiments were echoed by former Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong’o who castigated Jubilee leaders for dismissing the issue.
“Raila has always been right on every issue he has raised including the theft of NYS money, and this is no different. Instead of dismissing the claims, Jubilee government should investigate the matter and issue an informed report,” Nyong’o said during the NTV interview, via a video link from Mombasa.
Nyong’o further warned the government against planning to rig the elections saying CORD will not accept anything less than a free and fair election.