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Raila releases list of 42 police officers ‘deployed to rig elections’

Nasa Presidential candidate Raila Odinga has sensationally claimed that the government has deployed 42 police and military officers for ‘special duties’ aimed at rigging the election.

Mr Odinga on Thursday claimed the 42 have been deployed to serve as Polling Clerks, Returning Officers and Jubilee party agents.

The opposition leader told a news conference at his office in Capitol Hill that the decision to deploy the officers to meddle with elections was “made at a meeting held on June 23 where the officers work IDs were withdrwan and given the normal IDs.”

He claimed that the opposition ‘has evidence’ of the deployment and ‘will provide it’.


“I’m not just making wild allegations, some of the officers have talked to us,” claimed Mr Odinga.

The officers, according to Mr Odinga, are drwan from Kenya Defence Forces, General Service Unit (GSU), National Intelligence Service (NIS) and the Kenya Police Dog unit.

“We are poised for a win (in the election) and the military must not be used to subvert the will of the people,” Mr Odinga said.

Mr Odinga shared with journalists a memo that contained 42 names of officers allegedly deployed for the special assignment. The memo was addressed to regional co-ordinators and is signed by one John Kamau, who is designated as deputy inspector general of Kenya Police Service.