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Gachagua Notices Chebukati is Still Not Safe, Announces What Gov't Has Decided

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua now says that retired Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati is not out of danger even with Kenya Kwanza in power.

This comes amid reports that Chebukati and commissioners Abdi Guliye and Boya Molu were at loggerheads with the previous regime which wanted the Azimio La Umoja camp in power.

Gachagua has said that by rejecting the push to do this, they provoked a very powerful set of leaders, in an apparent reference to former President Uhuru Kenyatta and Azimio chief Raila Odinga.

He says that therefore, there might be attempts to harm the three and has as a result announced that the government will provide them with full security to ensure that they remain guarded and safe.

“We are aware that you antagonised a very dangerous and powerful power. You will have full security in your retirement so that you enjoy your time,” the DP is quoted by the Daily Nation.

He made the remarks while accompanying Ruto for a meeting with chapter 15 commissions and Independent offices at State House, on Tuesday.

Ruto, at the event, alleged that the three, as well as IEBC Chief Executive Officer Hussein Marjan, were offered money to take away Ruto's win and hand it to Raila, and subjected to threats when they refused.

National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula termed the three heroes who stood their ground in the face of intimidation, adding that they did what not many other Kenyans can manage.

“Mr Chebukati has set the bar high indicating that you can actually do the right thing and walk with your shoulders high. We are here because one man stood for the country,” said the leader.

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