The Azimio One Kenya Executive Director Raphael Tuju yesterday admitted secretly meeting the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s chairman Wafula Chebukati.
“I would like to start by admitting that I was at the Bomas of Kenya several times and the meeting which they say took place at 3am happened at 4am,” he said.
Tuju says the meeting was open since other commissioners, former A-G Amos Wako and a lawyer were present.
He says the main agenda of the meeting was to discuss the information he had received on interchanging of the form 34A’s from the commission’s portal.
The leader in a press conference on Sunday disclosed that he had another secret meeting at a secret location and another one at his Karen residence with commissioners Chebukati, Abdi Guliye and Boya Molu.
The meeting he says was initiated by the commission’s boss and they had their own interests.
“I want to state today that I met with auctioneers and not IEBC commissioners. They came to auction rather than discuss election matters,” he explained.
He continued explaining that on trying to access the agency’s boss at the Bomas of Kenya he was blocked by the police and on managing by a back door, Chebukati refused to meet him.
According to Tuju the matter on swapping of form 34A’s on the commission’s portal was forwarded to the Directorate of Criminals Investigation (DCI) who interviewed the unnamed source.
However, he says the source received threats from the IEBC’s CEO Marjan Hussein Marjan.
Tuju’s response comes a day after Chebukati in his affidavit in the petition challenging the election of President-Elect William Ruto filed by Azimio candidate Raila Odinga, narrated how Tuju and former Busia Senator Amos Wako paid him a visit early in the morning to try to persuade him to skew the results in favor of one of the two leading presidential candidates to avoid chaos in the country.