SAKAJA: Oloo’s claims of vote rigging are all lies
Nominated MP and former TNA Chairman Johnson Sakaja has refuted claims by the party’s former secretary general, Onyango Oloo, that President Uhuru Kenyatta rigged the 2013 elections.
While responding to a story in one of the local dailies revealing a behind-the-scenes strategy that the party employed to secure victory for Jubilee coalition in 2013, Mr Sakaja said it was no longer a subject of debate on who won the elections.
“We are very clear that President Uhuru Kenyatta won the elections. What is more, the Supreme Court confirmed it,” Sakaja said.
The ruling coalition has been fighting claims of rigging the 2013 elections by Mr Oloo who decamped to the Orange Democratic Party (ODM) last week.
Mr Oloo further claims that he has an explosive dossier that contains further malpractices allegedly committed by his former party.
However, Sakaja has accused Oloo of seeking sympathy from his new party.
“We sold our campaign and a manifesto that Kenyans came to accept. It means he (Oloo) cannot be trusted because the same things that he says he did are the same things he wants to do for ODM,” Sakaja said.
Sakaja, who is seeking to run for Nairobi’s gubernatorial seat on a Jubilee Party ticket, insists he is still in the running for the city’s top political job.
“I am firmly in the race. There is no deal that anybody has struck with me as far as the Nairobi governor’s race is concerned. If the deal includes who will be my deputy governor, then I am ready for it,” he said.
The legislator however said he would not ditch the Jubilee Party even if he fails to secure the ticket.
“Even if I am offered a direct ticket by ODM, I will not go. This (Nairobi) is the capital of Africa and so we cannot find its CEO based on his ethnicity,” he said.