Raila in damning allegations of KDF training cops to rig elections
The National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, now claims that the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) is currently training personnel to help rig the August 8, 2017 polls in favour of Jubilee Party.
According to the former Prime Minister, a select group of military officers have embarked on extensive training of Administration Police officers (APs), Regional Coordinators and County Commissioners who will be deployed in different polling stations, especially in perceived NASA strongholds, to help sway the electoral results in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s favor.
The ODM party leader says that recently meetings involving the Commanders of both the Armed Forces and Air Force, the Commandant of the National Defense College, Director General of National Intelligence Service (NIS) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID) were held in different hotels to plan on how Jubilee will retain power against the will of Kenyans, challenging the leadership of the accused security organs to explain why their officers will engage in training of civilians at this crunch time.
“We are challenging the national government and the security bodies to explain to us, Kenyans, why they are training civilians in an exercise that is currently going on in Embakasi Barracks. We also urge the military to stick to their values of protecting our country from external enemies and seize from being involved in matters 2017 general elections,” said Odinga.
Mr. Odinga now warns that the current events by the Jubilee administration is identical to what happened in 2007 where APs were dispersed as presidential agents of the Party of National Unity (PNU).
“Since the High Court ruled in April that presidential election results declared at the constituency are final, Jubilee has turned to using Intelligence and security officers to influence the august elections. We, NASA, have information that more than 120 military officers are currently hosted at the defunct provincial offices in Kakamega County so as they will be recruited by IEBC as polling officials in the ongoing recruitment process,” added Mr. Odinga.
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