“We know that there was a direct attempt to abduct Wafula Chebukati and murder him so that the commission would be paralyzed, or a compliant commissioner takes over and subvert the people’s sovereignty,” the president said.
Although the Head of State did not reveal who wanted Chebukati killed, it is clear that the president was referring to the opposition wing led by ODM leader Raila Odinga.
As such, allies of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga have now come out gun blazing asking the president to provide proof of the same.
Nairobi senator and ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna termed President Ruto’s allegations as “grave” and asked the president to form a commission of inquiry into the matter.
“Very grave allegations being made regarding what happened at Bomas in the lead up to the announcement of the Presidential result. I’m hoping the people making them will appear before the yet-to-be-formed commission of inquiry and provide the evidence backing these allegations,” Sifuna said.
On his part, Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina asserted that the claims by President William Ruto were serious and needed to be uncovered.
He said while the inquiry into the commission will be formed, the inquiry must also cover post-elections where IEBC officials including Criss Musando were brutally murdered.
“Mr. President, to end all conspiracy theories and that talk on the IEBC debacle, let’s cut to the chase. Set up a commission of inquiry and extend it to cover the last two elections,” Ole Kina said.
However, Embakasi East MP Babu Owino asked the Head of State to refrain from the 2022 General Election and work for Kenyans.
“Can the President and Chebukati stop making noise to Kenyans about the past elections? It is water under the bridge. It is time to stop singing and start swinging. Work for the people of Kenya,” the youthful MP said.