President William Ruto has today issued a detailed account of some of the things that happened and those that were supposed to happen in the last general election.
President Ruto has said that before Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula declared him as the president-elect, there was a plan to abduct Chebukati and end his life.
He noted that they wanted to kill Chebukati and then force another commissioner to step in his shoes and announce a different winner and subvert the people's will.
"We know that there was a direct attempt to abduct Wafula Chebukati and murder him so that he commission would be paralysed, or a compliant commissioner take over and subvert the people’s sovereignty," said the President as reported by State House Spokesperson Hussein Mohamed.
The President further revealed that Chebukati and his team were offered lucrative financial deals to change election results but they all stood their ground and rejected the offer and refused to work with the 'agents of impunity'.
"We now know that Chairman Wafula Chebukati, commissioners Abdi Yakub Guliye & Boya Molu as well as the CEO, Hussein Marjan, and their staff, were offered stupendous financial rewards to cooperate with the agents of impunity, but they bravely resisted," the President added.
After Chebukati and his team did not bow to intimidation and rejected financial offers, President Ruto said the system went after their families and threatened that their families would suffer terribly, but still, they did not surrender to all those.
"We also know that they were subsequently threatened with dire consequences for them and their families if they did not do the ‘system’s bidding and overturn the choice of Kenyans. Again, we know that they stood strong and firmly said “NO!" the President said.
Wafula Chebukati is retiring from office today after the expiry of his term. However, some Kenya Kwanza leaders want him retained in government.
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