NASA wants telecom company probed over poll offences

NASA flag-bearer Raila Odinga addresses journalists in Nairobi recently. File photo.

By Agencies

KENYA–NASA has written to DPP Keriako Tobiko for a probe on whether Safaricom and its workers committed offences during the August 8 general election.

In the letter by lawyer Anthony Oluoch, the Opposition claims Jubilee Chief agent Davis Chirchir and some senior employees at the telecoms giant committed punishable offences.

NASA wants the mobile services provider barred from providing network coverage for the fresh October 26 battle between President Uhuru Kenyatta and their candidate Raila Odinga.

The Opposition leader earlier threatened to call a boycott of products from corporations he claims were part of a rigging scheme.

He announced last Wednesday after accusing Safaricom of abetting rigging through its network during last month’s polls.

“We are considering boycotting products and corporations working against the interest of Kenyans,” he told journalists.

But Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has dismissed NASA’s claims that the telecommunication firm colluded with IEBC and Safran Morpho to rig the poll.

He issued a statement saying the company transmitted all election results from the KIEMS kits to IEBC servers as per the laid down procedures.



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