David Murathe, Jubilee party’s Vice-Chairman now wants Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria summoned by the IEBC to give more details on remarks in which he insinuated that the 2017 presidential elections were rigged in favour of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Addressing delegates at the UDA’s National Delegates Convention (NDC) held at Kasarani Stadium, the lawmaker stated that he, alongside other Mt. Kenya leaders who have since allied themselves with DP Ruto, rigged the 2017 elections in order to guarantee President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory.
According to David Murathe, Kuria should be summoned by IEBC just like Murang’a Woman Rep Sabina Chege who recently made headlines for making allegations that alluded to possible election malpractice at the 2017 polls.
Mr Murathe all the same claims that Hon. Chege’s utterances were purely hypothetical compared to those made by Gatundu South Lawmaker, who he says downright admitted that he and some of his allies played a role in dubiously swaying the 2017 presidential elections results.
“Moses’ case was specific since he said the people who rig are here and he has some explanation to do to give to the IEBC about how they rigged and he said those who were not there were not part of the rigging, so he should go to the IEBC together with the ones he called by name and explain how they rigged the elections,” Murathe said on the Citizen TV’s News Night show.
“Incidentally when Moses got into parliament, he went in through a by-election. Moses went through a nomination process of TNA. One of the stations that Moses participated in he garnered 4000 votes in a station which has 800 votes so this is something I think they are used to,” he said.
“How do you give someone 4000 votes in a polling station which has 800 votes and you know the maximum you can get in any polling station according to the IEBC is 800 and now it is like they are taking the same bad habits to the DP ‘s campaign.”
While castigating Kuria for picking a war of words with President Kenyatta during numerous occasions on DP Ruto’s campaign trail, Murathe called out the Gatundu South MP for opting out of the News Night show interview.
Kuria was originally set to grace the show, hosted by veteran journalist Wahiga Mwaura, alongside Murathe but canceled at the last minute without giving a clear explanation.
“I was really excited to engage Moses this evening, you know he chickened out and you know why he chickened out because he knew some of the issues we were going to bring out tonight to expose the so-called wave which they are creating around the Mountain,” Murathe said.