Retired Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati has sensationally claimed that they were offered a bribe in order to ensure that Azimio La Umoja candidate Raila Odinga won last year’s election.
While testifying before a tribunal led by Justice Aggrey Muchelule on Tuesday, January 24 Chebukati said that a team of three politicians led by former Cabinet Secretary Raphael Tuju told him to at least force a run off if he was not going to let win.
The meeting where the bribe was allegedly offered took place at August 15, 2022 at the Bomas of Kenya. Chebukati told the Tribunal that Raphael Tuju came accompanied with former Busia Senator Amos Wako and advocate Kyalo Mbobu.
“I got information from my security detail and members of staff that there are gentlemen who want to see me. They walked in uninvited as I was in the holding room. I actually told my CEO that I would take a nap for one hour and was woken up by these men,” narrated Chebukati.
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“They introduced the purpose of the visit that they wanted to discuss about the tallying process and I told them if that’s the case I would have to invite all the commissioners to discuss,” he said.
After hearing what they wanted, Chebukati claimed that he summoned all the IEBC commissioners to participate in whatever was going on.
“The commissioners were on the floor of the auditorium and it took them only a minute or two for them to join us.”