DCI opens probe into Raila Odinga's election rigging claims

for Tv47 Digital January 29, 2023, 10:59 AM
DCI Boss Mohamed Amin
The Director of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Mohamed Amin (pictured) has launched probe into claims by Azimio Coalition that August 2022 polls were rigged.

In Summary

  • The DCI has launched a probe on claims by Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition that the August 9 2022 Presidential Election was rigged.

    • DCI boss Mohamed Amin says they have received numerous complaints regarding the elections.

    The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has launched a probe on recent claims by Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition that the August 9 2022 Presidential Election was rigged.

    In a statement dated January 25, DCI Director Mohamed Amin says that the agency has received numerous complaints of alleged fake Forms 34B that have been circulating on social media.

    “The Directorate has received numerous correspondences and complaints relating to information circulating across diverse online which is attributed to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. Our attention has also been drawn to various documents alleged to be the “official” election results of the Presidential elections held on 9th August 2022,” the statement reads in part.

    The statement adds: “For purposes of lawful processing of the complaints referred above in line with our mandate, we hereby request that you furnish us with the certified copies of forms 34B that were used to tally, verify and declare the results of the presidential elections of 9th August 2022."

    Amin now says that the investigative agency will be conducting investigations to verify the authenticity of the forms in question.

    "Pertinently, the Directorate is investigating the validity and authenticity of the documents in question, In addition to whether offences relating to forgery and falsification of document have been committed under Sections 345 - 348 of the Penal Code."

    After his return from South Africa last week, Azimio leader Raila Odinga held a rally at Kamukunji Grounds, where he claimed that the presidential election was rigged in favour of President William Ruto.

    Raila went on to say that the opposition coalition does not recognise Ruto as the President of the Republic of Kenya, calling for the resignation of Kenya Kwanza government.

    A recent dossier by a purported IEBC whistleblower claimed that Raila won the 2022 election with 8,170,355 votes, beating Ruto, who received 5,919,973 votes.

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