The government through the Ministry of Interior has dismissed claims by a section of Deputy President William Ruto’s allies that the Huduma Namba will be used to rig the 2022 elections.
According to a statement released by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, Huduma Namba is entirely for enhancing service delivery and has nothing to do with the 2022 elections.
Matiang’i further noted that no aspect of Huduma Namba is currently being handled by foreigners as alleged by the DP’s allies.
“The database logistics and the software for Huduma Namba are 100 per cent Kenyan government funded, designed and developed and solely managed by Kenyans," Matiang'i’s statement read in part.
Ruto’s allies claim government in planning to rig 2020 polls
Speaking in Kajiado on Thursday, a group of leaders allied to the DP claimed that the government has contracted a foreign company to oversee the Huduma Namba implementation exercise.
According to the leaders, the government will allegedly rig the elections by the help of foreigners.
“We have heard that in this Huduma Namba they have brought foreigners to come help them steal, and we know it is not money only that they want to steal, they also want to steal our votes…,” Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika said. (Hivo tunaskia kwa hii Huduma Namba wameleta wala wazungu kutoka njee wakuje wawasaidie kuiba na tunajua sio pesa tu wanataka kuiba pia wanapanga kuiba kura.
On his part, Kiharu Member of Parliament Ndindi Nyoro claimed that the foreigners have come to the country to start planning on how to steal the elections.