Raila Reveals How Roselyn Akombe Tricked IEBC Commissioners

  • National Super Alliance (NASA) flagbearer Raila Odinga has revealed how Roselyne Akombe tricked IEBC Commissioners before resigning from the Commission.

    Speaking during a rally in Nyamira County, Mr Odinga revealed that Dr Akombe made IEBC Commissioners believe that she would join them after a Dubai trip only to land in New York.

    The NASA leader termed Dr Akombe a heroine stating that she is a “brave, bright woman who outsmarted government mercenaries that were out to finish her”.

    "Her plan was very well calculated and she moved her family and luggage ahead of the Dubai trip while tricking the rest of the IEBC commissioners that she would join them only to land in New York," Mr Odinga stated.

    "She finally beat them in their own game when she landed in New York," he added.

    [caption caption="NASA leader Raila Odinga speaks to residents of Keroka in Nyamira County"][/caption]

    He noted that police had ignored claims of threats on her life just as it happened with the late IEBC ICT Manager Chris Msando.

    Odinga recalled how he had called Akombe immediately she was detained at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as she tried to leave the country after the August 8 polls.

    "We talked and she told me that they had tried to strip her naked as they searched for any possible evidence and secrets of the annulled Presidential poll," the Opposition Chief highlighted.

    Last week, Dr Akombe announced her resignation in a statement sent from New York, where she was based as she worked for the UN before she took the IEBC job.

    In an interview with the BBC, the former IEBC Commissioner stated that she went to New York after fearing for her life. 

    [caption caption="Dr Roselyne Akombe"][/caption]