Ford Kenya party leader, Moses Wetangula has dismissed claims over his association with the Greek company awarded a tender by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to supply and deliver election materials for the August 9, 2022, general elections.
“I know nothing about ballot printing or any printing business for that matter…. If I have any links with the printing company that I have no knowledge of or from IEBC is overseeing my election,” said Wetangula.
A report by The Daily Nation on Wednesday, cited documents that linked the Bungoma Senator to Inform Lykos (Hellas) SA Holdings, claiming that he influenced the tender awarding process through lobbying and writing to the Greek Embassy to facilitate the travel plans of his confidants to the European country.
According to the report, Wetangula helped Mr. Abdalla Makokha acquire a Visa to travel to Greece, where he would meet one investor linked with Inform Lykos firm.
Further in the report, Wetangula is accused of inviting three foreigners nine months before the Commission awarded the Greek firm the tender.
While responding to the accusations, the Kenya Kwanza co-principal says that the documents being circulated as proof of his association with Inform Lykos (Hellas) SA Holdings officials are a product of falsification and urged Kenyans to ignore them.
The renowned lawyer insists that the persons named are not known to him in any way, adding that the falsification was done by persons associated with Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition President Candidate Raila Odinga.
I do not and I repeat, I do not know the three foreigners being referred to.ODM must keep me out of their election woes and come to the reality that they are once again staring at a disastrous election outing,” he added.
Meanwhile, Independent, Electoral, and Boundaries Commission Chairman, Wafula Chebukati has confirmed the arrival of the ballot papers in the country.
The IEBC boss confirmed that 22,120,258 ballot papers have been printed for all the six elective positions.