Tanzania Denies Having Any Involvement in Kenya's Elections

  • President John Magufuli’s government has broken its silence on reports that Tanzania is working closely with the National Super Alliance (NASA) ahead of Kenya’s General Election slated for next month.

    Through the government spokesperson, Tanzania has strongly dismissed the claims terming them as a "mistake beyond reality".

    “The attempt to link the peace loving government of Tanzania with involvement in neighbours' elections is a mistake beyond reality,” Tanzania stated via Twitter.

    Speculations of Tanzania working closely with NASA emerged after the Opposition alliance announced in June that it would set up three parallel tallying centres to monitor the upcoming elections.

    According to NASA insiders, the centres would be in Nairobi, Tanzania and Germany.

    This was apparently in a bid to reduce chances of data loss in case the one in the country gets compromised.

    Thirdway Alliance presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot last week raised concern over the move by tthe Opposition saying the action was against the Constitution.

    “I am worried about NASA’s plans to set up a parallel tallying centre in Tanzania. It offends our Constitution and undermines our sovereignty,” Dr Aukot stated.

    Raila is also believed to have a close relationship with the Tanzanian President.

    [caption caption="Raila arrives at Magufuli's residence in Chato, Tanzania in 2016"][/caption]