The Government has indicated that it is investigating a plan by the National Super Alliance (NASA) to use international countries to sabotage the repeat presidential election slated for next week.
According to Government Spokesman Eric Kiraithe, NASA’s plan is to bribe the Judiciary and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
Kiraithe also said Opposition’s scheme is to use violence to prevent Kenyans from voting on October 26.
“The objective of the conspiracy is the capture of state power without following the imperatives of the constitution of Kenya 2010,” said Kiraithe.
Kiraithe stated that recent mayhem in parts of Nairobi, Kisumu and Homa Bay is part of the wider strategy which intends to spread fear among innocent members of the Luo and rally them behind the plotters.
President Uhuru Kenyatta warned anyone intimidating IEBC officials of tough action and assured Kenyans willing to participate in the repeat election of maximum security.
“No police officer in this Country is available to shoot a 2 year old, a 10 year old and to throw teargas into nursery school if it happens by mistake that it occurred we will take responsibility and we are going to be accountable,” said Kiraithe, adding that the scheme is well elaborate and is already being effected starting from the IEBC “where commissioners are made to resign at a critical time of the election and making public statements that the commission is unable to conduct credible elections.”
“With the IEBC the first tactic is to influence the commissioners to resign and to commit them make statements that imply that the commission is not able to conduct elections on various excuses, the scheme is in full gear and one commissioner has already betrayed Kenya,” the Government Spokesman said.
The first batch of ballot papers for 10 counties arrived at JKIA on Saturday night ahead of the fresh poll.
The next batch will land on October 23, 24 from the Dubai-based printing firm, Al Ghurair.