Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli has been accused by a section of Jubilee MPs of conspiring with National Super Alliance (Nasa) presidential candidate Raila Odinga to rig the August 8 general election. The ‘Mbele Iko Sawa’ caravan troupe who are drumming up support for Jubilee re-election alleged this in Tharaka-Nithi County, led by MPs, Moses Kuria (Gatundu), Muthomi Njuki (Chuka/Igambang’ombe) Mburi Muiru (Tharaka) and Tharaka-Nithi women representative Beatrice Nkatha . They said, President Magufuli should allow Kenyans to exercise their democratic rights without interference and warned him of walking with the governement by day and NASA by night.
However, the Tanzanian authorites have indicated that they have shown no direct support for NASA. Tanzanians are saying only their opposition leader who has directly supported Uhuru’s re-election and the government is still neutral.