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Raila’s chief agent claims he has damning rigging evidence

The Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party chief agent in the concluded presidential election Saitabao Ole Kanchory has said that they have credible evidence to prove how rigging was done to deny Mr Raila Odinga a win.

Mr Kanchori has alleged that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Returning Officers delayed physically submitting Form 34As on purpose.

He said that even the Returning Officers from the nearby counties took days to present the forms at the IEBC national tallying centre at the Bomas of Kenya.

“Returning Officers took two days to arrive at Bomas, even those from the nearer place like Kajiado and Makueni, and others, they took two days. What was happening, results were being changed in some places,” Mr Kanchori claimed.

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He appeared in an interview at KTN News on Wednesday night alongside Uasin Gishu Woman Representative Glady Boss Shollei, who was the agent of outgoing Deputy President William Ruto.

According to Mr Kanchori, the Kenya Kwanza Alliance team collaborated with some agents to have results from the North Rift region and Mt Kenya to be changed.

“It is not for the entire country, it is specific. They worked on Mt Kenya and the North Rift only; they were very specific.”

He added that the results from the Azimio agents indicated that their presidential candidate Mr Odinga was leading, only to be different in the IEBC portal.

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However, Shollei dismissed her argument, saying that all the Form 34As had more than eight security features and that it was not possible to change them.

She said that the agents of Azimio were reluctant to check the results and that at some point, she had to correct an error where Mr Odinga was wrongly denied 500 votes.

“Pole sana Baba, your agents were not looking at the forms, and they are lying to you that they did look at the forms. Luckily, those very forms have been taken to the Supreme Court, you can have an opportunity to do it personally Baba, don’t believe these guys here,” Shollei said.

This comes amid a Supreme Court battle where nine petitions have been filed, eight challenging the declaration of Ruto as the President-elect, while one petition from Moses Kuria is seeking to have Azimio’s petition dismissed.

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