Kenyaâ€™s opposition National Super Alliance asked the state prosecutor to charge six employees of Safaricom Ltd. and the chief agent of the ruling Jubilee Party for allegedly interfering with the results-transmission system in Augustâ€™s botched presidential election, the Daily Nation reported.
The alliance gave the prosecutor 72 hours to press charges against the individuals, the Nairobi-based newspaper said, citing the groupâ€™s lawyer, Antony Oluoch. The- paper didnâ€™t say what steps the opposition will take if a case isnâ€™t filed.
Safaricom, whose network was used to transmit some of the results in the annulled Aug. 8 presidential elections, referred requests for comment to a Sept. 26 statement. In the statement, the company asserted it discharged its contractual obligations to the Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission in accordance with its agreement and the law. It moreover blamed the opposition group for mentioning â€œinnocent Safaricom staff members.â€�
Two calls to Jubilee Party Chairman Raphael Tujuâ€™s mobile phone werenâ€™t answered when comment was sought about the opposition allegations against its chief election agent, Davis Chirchir. Government spokesman Eric Kiraithe didnâ€™t answer his mobile phone when called for comment.