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Chebukati Lifts Lid On Last Minute Phone Call With NSAC Before Announcing The Results

Chebukati revealed yesterday the events surrounding the elections and subsequent announcement of Ruto as President-elect.

Chebukati and commissioners Abdi Guliye and Boya Molu, whose terms on the commission expire on Tuesday, have asked President William Ruto to convene an inquiry commission.

The investigation, according to the election chief, will reveal the intrigues following the presidential vote on August 9 at the National Tallying Centre in Kenya's Bomas.

Chebukati's call may open the Pandora's box for top government officials, whom he has publicly accused of attempting to "moderate" the presidential election results.

"The attempt [to change the results] took the form of intimidation of some commission members by members of the National Security Advisory Council to moderate the results in favor of a presidential candidate," Chebukati explained.

The chairman revealed NSAC members who visited him at Bomas and tried to persuade him not to declare Ruto as the President-elect in his affidavit filed at the Supreme Court of Kenya in the case challenging President Ruto's election.

Solicitor General Kennedy Ogeto, former Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai, Vice Chief of Defense Forces Francis Ogolla, and former Principal Administrative Secretary Kennedy Kihara are among them. Ogeto and Ogolla continue to serve.

Prior to the team's arrival, Chebukati stated that he received a phone call from then-Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua informing him that he had dispatched the team.

He mentioned that the delegation had told him that if he declared Ruto President-elect, the country would burn.

"The second part of the message from the NSAC delegation was that we must ensure that there is a run-off if we cannot declare Raila Odinga as the outright winner," Chebukati writes in his affidavit.

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