Chebukati Threatens To Sue Raila Over Claims He Visited His Home

Former IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati has threatened to sue Azimio leader Raila Odinga over allegations that three commissioners visited his home.

In a demand letter dated Tuesday, January 31, Chebukati through his lawyer, Steve Ogolla, gave Raila seven days to produce CCTV footage to prove claims that he visited his house before announcing the results of the 2022 presidential election.

“In the circumstances of your allegations, and in the context of our client’s strong rebuttal thereto, our instructions are to demand from you, as of right, which we hereby do, to be furnished with the alleged video footage within seven days from the date hereof.

“Kindly take notice that if we do not receive the video footage demanded hereinabove, within the Demand Period, we shall be constrained to institute appropriate adverse but lawful proceedings against you,” the letter read in part. 

The lawyer noted that their client was aggrieved that the ODM leader did not take any caution while making the remarks injuring Chebukati’s reputation.

“Further, our Client is aggrieved that you took no caution or responsibility while making the adverse remarks with the consequence that our Client has suffered and continues to suffer serious reputational injury, taking into account his status and position as former Chairman of IEBC,” the statement read in part.

During the Jacaranda rally on Sunday, January 29, Odinga claimed that Chebukati and ex-commissioners Boya Molu and Abdi Guliye paid him a visit.

The former Prime Minister further threatened to leak the video footage while speaking to his supporters.

“He (Chebukati) says there are people who wanted to bribe them but they should say what they were doing in my house. Why did you come to my house? What did you ask for? I have CCTV footage and if they continue playing with our minds, then I will release it,” said Raila to an ecstatic crowd who urged him to reveal more.