The Supreme Court of Kenya.
The National Security Advisory Council (NSAC) has denied allegations that it made attempts to sway the outcome of the presidential election in favour of Raila Odinga.
In a historic move, NSAC filed an affidavit at the Supreme Court in a response to accusations levelled by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners Boya Molu and Abdi Guliye.
NSAC termed the claims as unfounded and a total misrepresentation of the events that occurred on August 15, 2022 at the Bomas of Kenya.
“It is our humble submission that the said allegations as set out in the impugned Replying – 10 Affidavits are unfounded and a total misrepresentation of the events of August 15,2022. In order that the Honourable Court is in good stead to determine the real issues in controversy and to do justice to this case, it is imperative that the misconceptions sought to be created in the impugned Replying Affidavits are corrected,” read part of the affidavit.
In their affidavits, the IEBC commissioners alleged that the NSAC members visited the National Tallying Centre (NTC) at the Bomas of Kenya and attempted to arm twist them to change the results either to favour Raila or force a run-off.
NSAC, however, says that the allegations may injure the reputation of the named public officers who include Head of Public Service, Joseph Kinyua, Kennedy Kihara (the Principal Administrative Secretary in the Office of the President), Kennedy Ogeto (the Solicitor General), Hillary Mutyambai (Inspector General of Police) and Lt Gen. Fredrick Ogolla (Vice Chair of the Kenya Defence Forces).
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