President-elect William Ruto’s digital strategist, Denis Itumbi, has disclosed that during the recently concluded general election, the Kenya Kwanza Alliance used 4,600 boda boda drivers to transport party management as they collected hard copies of form 34As from polling stations.
He further dismissed an affidavit filed by John Githongo earlier this week which put him and ten others at the centre of an alleged election rigging plot.
“I have been shown an Affidavit by Githongo that alleges he met with an unnamed whistle-blower, who purports to have revealed details of his involvement with a ‘large scale, and a well-orchestrated fraudulent scheme that enabled them to interfere with and compromise the IEBC electoral data transmission system and manipulate the presidential election results’ in favour of DP Ruto,” said Itumbi in the affidavit.
Itumbi emphasised that, contrary to Githongo’s allegations, the hustler team had not attempted or even considered messing with the IEBC systems. He claimed that UDA had agents and managers stationed in each of the 290 constituencies and that their victory on August 9 was legitimate.
He continued by calling Githongo’s declaration a fantasy and a fictional tale with made-up people and places.
In an affidavit submitted in support of Raila Odinga of the Azimio-One Kenya coalition, anti-corruption activist Githongo claims that a whistle-blower revealed to him that he was a member of a group that rigged the election.
“There was no such tallying system which received data or images from the KIEMS kits, manipulated it and then uploaded it to the IEBC system. I do not know any of these individuals other than Davis Chirchir. While I do know him from various interactions over the years, he and I did not work together in any capacity on issues of tallying during this election period,” he said.