Wednesday July 17, 2019 - Fresh details have emerged over how Jubilee Party used London based public relations firm, Cambridge Analytica, to defame National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga, during the 2017 presidential elections.
The 2017 presidential elections was marred by misinformation, with fake news spread across the country via the internet and on smartphones.
Raila was smeared with a series of viral videos, including one notoriously depicting apocalyptic scenes if he were to emerge victorious.
Cambridge Analytica was deeply involved in the poison laced campaigns against Raila Odinga although the firm denied last year.
However, a senior British politician has now admitted to playing a huge role in the Kenyan elections while working for Cambridge Analytica.
Brexit Party MEP, Alexandra Phillips, made the admission to UK’s Channel 4 News.
Philips revealed that she was part of a secret team brought in to ensure President Uhuru Kenyatta retained power.
“I wasn’t working for Jubilee I was employed by Cambridge Analytica who had the contract with Jubilee. I was brought on as a political communications consultant for the Kenya project.” She said.
“I’d be writing the president’s speeches and his talking points for rallies and State House statements. I trained their communications team; they’re all sort of journalists who came together to create a press office. So I had to train them up and daily management of that communications team.”
She said the work was so sensitive that she was told “if anyone asks” what she was doing in the country, she must tell them she was working as “an air hostess”.
She also admitted that she signed a contract of Sh 0.6 billion to defame Raila Odinga.
The Kenyan DAILY POST