Former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Wafula Chebukati yesterday responded to Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s claims that he demanded a bribe to declare him the winner of the presidential election.
In a demand letter addressed to Raila, the former IEBC boss termed Raila’s claims untrue during last Sunday’s Azimio la Umoja rally at Jacaranda Grounds in Nairobi, Chebukati challenged the Opposition chief to table the video capturing the alleged visit within seven days failure to which he will face legal consequences.
He termed the allegations as both false and malicious and calculated to injure his reputation.
Seeking legal action against the former premier he sought the services of Saroni and Stevens Advocates law firm which wrote a demand letter signed by lawyer Steve Ogola.
The letter quotes Raila saying: “Chebukati says that there are some people who wanted to bribe him together with his friends Guliye and Molu. I want to ask you, what did you come to do in my house? What did you ask from me? And I have footage for that, you play with me, and I will release it.”
The law firm states that the claims shocked the former IEBC boss, terming them false and malicious.
Do you think the Raila Odinga will present evidence placing Chebukati at his house allegedly solicting for a bribe?
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