Wetangula responds after Azimio links him to ballot printing firm
Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula has denied reports that he has links with Inform Lykos (Hellas) SA Holdings, a company that was awarded a tender to print and supply election materials to IEBC.
On Wednesday, a report in the Daily Nation indicated the Azimio la Umoja coalition wants IEBC, EACC and DCI to probe Wetangula over his links to 3 businessmen from the ballot printing firm.
“The story is desperately malicious and false in it’s entirety and actionable. I have never had any business. relationship with IEBC. I know nothing about ballot printing or any printing business for that matter…. If I have any links with the printing company that I have no knowledge of or from iebc if they have any commercial relationship with me apart from overseeing my elections,” Wetangula said in part.
The report indicated that Wetangula pushed for Mr Abdalla Makokha, whom he described as “personally known to him” to be issued with a Visa to travel to Greece, where he would meet one investor linked with Inform Lykos firm.
It also stated that the Senator, on January 8,2022 wrote letters to three businessmen from the firm, inviting them for a one-week investment tour in Kenya.
“If any letters were written on letter heads indicating they are from the Bungoma senator’s office, they must be forgeries!! I have never written such letters. I do not and I repeat, I do not know the three foreigners being referred to. ODM must keep me out of their election woes and come to the reality that they are once again staring at a disastrous election outing,” Wetangula said denying the claim.
He termed the story as malicious, and a witch-hunt against leaders holding “political opinions that are seen as going against or challenging the so called system.”
“The malicious story is simply a diversion from real election issues of fighting corruption, high cost of living, debt burden, state capture, glaring conflicts of interest in the management of public affairs, and of course our imminent and unstoppable victory come 9th August 2022,” he added.
On Wednesday morning, Azimio Secretary General Junet Mohamed said he will publish a video of Wetangula and high-ranking IEBC officers meeting at his Karen residence.
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