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Nasa drags Safaricom into anti-IEBC dispute

Nasa leader Raila Odinga (centre), ODM Director of Election Junet Mohamed and former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale address the media at Capitol hill offices in Nairobi on September26, 2017. PHOTO | SILAS APOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Nasa leader Raila Odinga (centre), ODM Director of Election Junet Mohamed and former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale address the media at Capitol hill offices in Nairobi on September26, 2017. PHOTO | SILAS APOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

Telecoms operator Safaricom #ticker:SCOM has been drawn into the nasty political fallout that followed the Supreme Court’s nullification of the August 8 presidential election.

The National Super Alliance (Nasa), the opposition outfit whose presidential candidate successfully petitioned the court, Tuesday accused Safaricom of colluding with the electoral commission to derail the transmission of results.

Nasa said Safaricom had failed to establish a link for transmission of election results and that the company had further conspired to cover up offences committed by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and its ICT contractor OT-Morpho.

In a statement, however, Safaricom said it performed its contract with IEBC to the letter.

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