BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,20TH JUNE,2017-NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga now says there was a plot by Jubilee and some top military commanders to rig the August elections. Addressing the press at his Capital Hill office In Nairobi Tuesday Raila says that has been a series of meetings by commanders of the army formations held in Naivasha. Raila said training of Kenya Defence Force, Administration Police officers, County Commanders and Regional Coordinators as well as recruitment of 120 military officers from each barrack and unit was going on following the meetings by the commanders under the chairmanship of former Chief of General Staff Julius Karangi to aid President Uhuru Kenyatta retain power after the August 8 General Election.
The former premier claimed that several military officers were also currently being hosted in Kakamega at the former provincial premises and were being prepared for recruitment by the electoral commission as polling officers.
However Odinga’s assertions did not go without a swift response with Interior Ministry dismissing the claims, stating that the ongoing training at Embakasi military barracks and deployment of security officers was part of the country’s contingency measures ahead of the elections.
The ministry’s spokesperson Mwenda Njoka said the disciplined forces are not engaged in any way in the polls but was just putting normal preparations to ensure the country is safe before, during and after the polls.
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