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Simmering Ruto-Raila as DCI initiates probe into election fraud dossier

by kenya-tribune

The Directorate of Criminal investigations (DCI) has launched probe into the credibility of the documents Azimio One Kenya coalition released on January 18 to support claims that the coalition won the August 9, 2022 presidential elections.

DCI boss Amin Mohammed is seeking to establish if fraud offences were committed in the release of the dossier that accuses the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of rigging the election in favor of President William Ruto.

“In the last few days, the directorate has received numerous correspondence and complaints relating to information circulating online which is attributed to the IEBC,” Amin stated in a letter.

“Our attention has also been drawn to documents alleged to be official results of the presidential election.”

Amin said that investigations target what Azimio claims are genuine forms 34B, particularly the alleged irregularities and inconsistencies in the water marks featured in the IEBC documents.

“The directorate is investigating the validity and authenticity of the documents in question, in addition to whether offences relating to forgery and falsification of documents have been committed,” the letter adds.

Since the revelation of the documents, Raila has pressed on countrywide rallies to discredit President Ruto’s administration.

A dossier by the alleged whistle-blower said that 59 percent of the constituency results could not be verified.

The forms 34B, that Amin wants the IEBC to produce, are the statutory result declaration forms at the constituency level, leaving little doubt that the DCI could be investigating Azimio’s account.

The dossier suggests Raila garnered 8,170,353 (57.3 per cent) votes against Ruto’s 5,915,973 (41.66 per cent).

However, the official IEBC figures show that Ruto got 50.49 per cent of the votes against Raila’s 48.85 per cent.

Jubilee Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni said Azimio stands by the figures showing Azimio won the election by more than 2.2million votes.

National Assembly Minority leader Opiyo Wandayi said the investigations by DCI is a waste of time and a futile exercise.

During the Kamukunji rally held on Monday last week by the coalition’s leader, Raila vowed resistance against President Ruto and his Kenya Kwanza government.

The coalition is to hold the second protest at Jacaranda grounds today where he is expected to announce tougher actions against the government.




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