Defence Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo and acting interior CS Fred Matiang’i have defended the military against claims by the National Super Alliance (NASA) that there are soldiers being trained to rig the August 8 General Election in favour of Jubilee.
The two were responding to allegations made by Nasa flag bearer Raila Odinga on his running mate Kalozo Musyoka on Friday last week, detailing how soldiers are being trained to ensure President Uhuru Kenyatta retains power in the upcoming polls.
Omamo termed the allegations as “dangerous, unwarranted and reckless” saying they can cause despondency in the country.
“KDF shall not disenfranchise any citizen who wishes to exercise his or her constitutional right to vote,” Omamo said.
On his part, Matiang’i that the security forces will only facilitate IEBC to deliver its mandate by maintaining law and order.
“The work of the security forces is only to facilitate and support IEBC to deliver on its mandate. And everything we do will be in accordance to the rule of law,” he said.
NASA REVEALS MILITARY PLOT TO RIG ELECTIONS
while addressing a press conference at Panafric Hotel in Nairobi last Friday, Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka said they had evidence that a very large number of police officers and soldiers will be participating in the plot schemed by the jubilee government to rig the elections.
The NASA leaders further alleged that 226 new soldiers were being trained at Mariakani Barracks and were to be deployed on this mission.
“The plan is to hand over power to Uhuru Kenyatta by completely illicit and unconstitutional means… The plans include cutting off power and water and then militarily isolating settlements such as Mathare and Kibra on Election Day, possibly on the pretext of containing the spread of cholera,” Kalonzo said.