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Junet Mohamed claimed that there is a plot to have marked ballot papers sneaked into the country through the border of Uganda.

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati has dismissed reports that there will be ballot papers that will be sneaked into the country from Uganda through the Bungoma border.

Chebukati spoke on Thursday, July 7 during a meeting with KEPSA.

"All the ballot papers will arrive through the Jomo Kenyatta international airport. No Ballot papers will arrive through Uganda. I have seen several reports but as long as we are following the law then we are not worried," he said.

{Azimio SG Junet Mohamed. IMAGE: COURTESY}

At the same time, the IEBC chair said that they were not involved in the issuance of the  Ballot Paper printing tender.

He said the matter is purely administrative and that they are not privy to such developments.

The clarification comes after the Azimio Coalition alleged that Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula met with the IEBC Chair during which he influenced the issuance of the ballot paper deal to a greek firm.

Junet, who is also the Azimio secretary-general, alleged that IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati and senator Moses Wetang'ula were the conveners of a meeting held in Karen to discuss the ballot paper tender.

The legislator claimed that a deal was hammered out during the meeting to have Greek ballot printing firm, Inform Lykos (Hellas), granted the tender to supply 200 million ballot papers.

He alleged that the officials of the Greek firm visited Kenya disguising themselves as potential investors in Bungoma County.

"When IEBC announced ballot papers tender you sent someone called Makokha Abdalla to Greece and you invited those guys from Greece to Kenya pretending to be people wanting to invest in Bungoma. They had come for a deal with you," he said.

Wetang'ula on Wednesday denied any knowledge of Abdalla even as he dismissed claims by Junet as "false and malicious".