Former Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati has issued a demand letter to Azimio leader Raila Odinga asking that he releases the video footage of an alleged visit he made to the opposition leader's home during the electoral period.
Through his lawyer Steve Ogolla, Chebukati has given Odinga an ultimatum to release the video footage within seven days or else he will take legal action against him.
"In the circumstances of your allegations, and in the context of our client's strong rebuttal thereto, our instructions are to demand from you, as of right, which we hereby do, to be furnished with the alleged video footage within seven days from the date hereof," the letter reads in part.
The letter further indicates that the allegations made by Odinga, as alluded to during a political rally at Jacaranda grounds in Nairobi on Sunday have lowered his dignity and injured his reputation.
“Our client is aggrieved that you took no caution or responsibility while making the adverse remarks with the consequence that our client has suffered and continues to suffer serious reputational injury, taking into account his status and position as former chairman of IEBC.”
Speaking on Sunday, Raila said Chebuakti and former Commissioners Abdi Guliye and Boya Molu visited his home, wondering why they claimed that some people tried to bribe them but they have not said why they visited his home.
But in rebuttal, Chebukati has denied that the alleged visit took place.
"In response to your allegations, our client vehemently denies that he met you during the election year, let alone the election period, and in particular, at your home, as alleged by yourself,” the demand letter further reads.