Dennis Itumbi has filed an affidavit in response to a presidential petition challenging William Ruto’s win in the August 9 general elections.
Itumbi, who operates what he refers to as the “Hustler Nation Intelligence Bureau” refuted the allegations in an eight-page response to an affidavit made by John Githongo that placed him and 10 others at the center of an alleged election-rigging plan.
Githongo had stated that Itumbi was one of 10 supervisors in charge of a 56-person crew that, from the Hustler Plaza in Karen, re-uploaded altered versions of Form 34As that had been electronically transmitted through the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) interface.
Githongo also identified Itumbi and five others, Davis Chirchir, Kibyegon, Morris Mutegi, Baby Serge, and Jackson Kandi, as the suspected masterminds of the rigging scheme.
In his affidavit, Itumbi dismissed Githongo’s assertions as completely fictitious, despite conceding that Kenya Kwanza had its own tallying centre to monitor the results being tallied by IEBC.
“I have been shown an Affidavit by Githongo that alleges that he met with an unnamed whistleblower, who purports to have revealed details of his involvement with a ‘large scale, well-orchestrated fraudulent scheme that enabled them to interfere with and compromise the IEBC electoral data transmission system and manipulate the presidential election results’ in favor of DP Ruto,” said Itumbi.
“Githongo’s narration and whistle-blower account is a fantasy and fictional story with shadowy imaginary characters and locations.” He added.
In addition to distancing himself from the aforementioned five individuals, Itumbi clarified that neither he nor his staff had accessed, entered, or manipulated IEBC entries.
“There was no such tallying system which received data or images from the KIEMS kits, manipulated it and then uploaded it to the IEBC system,” said Itumbi.
“I do not know any of these individuals other than Davis Chirchir. While I do know him from various interactions over the years, he and I did not work together in any capacity on issues of tallying during this election period.” He stated.