Interior PS Karanja Kibicho has denied allegations that the government is using local administrators in order to rig the upcoming elections.
The allegations were confirmed by Kenya Kwanza leaders who revealed plans by the government to use the local administrators to influence the outcome of the elections especially in some of their strongholds.
Addressing the media on Saturday, the Interior PS denied the allegations accusing the Kenya Kwanza camp of seeking sympathy votes. He continued by denying plans to buy ID cards terming the allegations baseless.
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“Allegations that we are buying ID cards are just meaningless and baseless. We have no need to buy people’s ID cards and I do not understand why we would use them anywhere,”
“Before politicians make some of these remarks, even though we understand they are seeking sympathy during the election period, let them say at least things that make sense and that they can substantiate,” Said PS Kibicho
The news comes at a time when the Interior Ministry denied plans to shut down Facebook over hate speech violation claims raise by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC).
ICT CS Joe Mucheru also downplayed the allegations even though NCIC accused the social media giants of doing nothing to clean the posts.