Deputy President William Ruto has sensationally launched an assault on Chebukati during a live interview with Hussein Mohammed on Citizen TV at 9pm, accusing the IEBC chairman of holding night meetings with the NASA leaders ahead of the repeat polls.
Although Mr Ruto did not provide any evidence of his claims,he however challenged Mr Chebukati to come out and deny the claims.
“I’m aware Chebukati is meeting Nasa leaders at night. That could be why he is sending messages here and there, sensational memos. I’m asking him to stop the writing memos and concentrate on delivering a credible election,” Ruto said.
“We are telling Chebukati to stop the night meetings and deliver to Kenyans a credible poll. Let him stop the monkey games and work with other commissioners to give Kenyans and election,” Mr Ruto said.
The accusations did not auger well with Mr Chebukati. He responded in a midnight tweet, terming DP Ruto’s claims as “baseless and reckless.”
Rumors regarding my so called night meetings with NASA are baseless and reckless.
— Wafula Chebukati (@WChebukati) September 10, 2017
Mr Ruto said Jubilee has nothing personal against the IEBC chairman but insisted that the chairman must do his work within the confines of the law.