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John Githongo had in his affidavit alleged that Dennis Itumbi led a team of hackers who got unauthorised access into the IEBC system.

Kenya Kwanza chief social media activist Dennis Itumbi has revealed the partnership the Deputy President William Ruto-led political faction had with boda boda operators during the concluded elections.  

Responding John Githongo's affidavit, Itumbi said Kenya Kwanza contracted boda boda riders totalling 4,600 to ferry forms 34A from the polling stations to their parallel tallying centre situated at the UDA headquarters along Ngong Road.

"Kenya Kwanza engaged 4,600 boda bodas to transport the managers to collect the hard copy Form 34As from their polling stations, immediately they were signed by the Presiding Officers.These forms were eventually brought to the UDA Party Headquarters. The forms were used to compare with the results being verified and announced at Bomas," says Itumbi.

In his affidavit supporting the presidential election petition filed by Raila Odinga and Martha Karua, Githongo alleged that Itumbi and others oversaw a team of 56 hackers who got unauthorised access to the IEBC system where they tampered with the presidential tally in favour of president-elect William Ruto.

Blogger Dennis Itumbi. PHOTO: TWITTER.

Githongo further released a clip in which he was captured speaking to one of the supposed hackers who revealed the alleged goings on in the "hustler centre".

The whistleblower claimed that the said hackers were based in Karen and were under the instructions of, among others, Itumbi.

"Our mission was to get William Samoei Ruto to power and to defeat the dynasties. We were told we needed freedom; to liberate ourselves from the dynasties. We were told freedom is coming," he said.

In his defence, Itumbi termed Githongo's affidavit a creation of fiction and fantasy, further clarifying that he (Itumbi) did not at any point interact with the entries of the elections management body.

"I have been shown an Affidavit by Githongo that alleges he met with an unnamed whistleblower, who purports to have revealed details of his involvement with a ‘large scale, well-orchestrated fraudulent scheme that enabled them to interfere with and compromise the IEBC electoral data transmission system and manipulate the presidential election results' in favor of DP Ruto.

"Githongo’s narration and whistle-blower account is a fantasy and fictional story with shadowy imaginary characters and locations," adds Itumbi.

The hearing for the petition is nigh as the parties conclude the first stages since it was filed on August 22.

Raila and Karua are challenging Ruto's presidential victory citing electoral fraud on part of IEBC.