In Summary
  • Mr Chebukati described Mr Ruto’s remarks as baseless and reckless rumours.
  • The DP said Mr Chebukati but insisted that he must do his work within the confines of the law.

Electoral commission chairman Wafula Chebukati has dismissed claims by Deputy President William Ruto that he had held night meetings with the Opposition.

Mr Chebukati described as “reckless and baseless” allegations by Mr Ruto that portrayed him as a Nasa sympathiser.

In an interview with Citizen TV on Sunday night, the Deputy President accused Mr Chebukati of playing to the whims of the Opposition instead of serving Kenyans.

When pressed to produce any evidence of the alleged night meetings, he instead challenged the IEBC chairman to come out and deny the allegations.

Mr Ruto further claimed that “the memo by Chebukati mirrors the demands by the Opposition”.

“We are telling Chebukati to stop the night meetings and deliver to Kenyans a credible poll. Let him stop the monkey games and work with other commissioners to give Kenyans and election,” the DP said.

He further accused Mr Chebukati of causing scenes in the commission through the memo he issued to CEO Ezra Chiloba demanding explanations on a number of issues regarding the August poll.

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