UDA has written to the National Intelligence Service (NIS) questioning Interior PS Karanja Kibicho’s recent assertions that the NIS report shows Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition presidential candidate Raila Odinga leads in the presidential race.

UDA, through their lawyer Mutuma Gichuru wanted to know whether Kibicho’s remarks were based on the NIS report.

The party issued a fortnight’s ultimatum to the Office of the Director-General of NIS to explain Kibicho’s assertions otherwise the party would seek legal redress.

“Unless the Board or the Office of the Director-General of NIS provides a reasoned and acceptable finding or explanation to the complaint herein within 14 days of this letter, the Complainant shall pursue further legal action,” UDA said.

UDA said the move is in the interest of peace during the election, which they claim has been compromised by Kibicho’s use of the information from NIS which they termed as unlawful, reckless and unconstitutional

The party also said they had the right to seek the intervention of the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji in prosecuting the people responsible for releasing the information.

The UDA lawyers sought to know from the NIS if the Director-General authorised the release of the report for use by Kibicho.

“Whether the Director-General authorised and or allowed the release of NIS Reports or polling information for the subsequent use by the said PS to advance the interests and cause of the Azimio Party and to undermine the confidence of Kenyans in the fairness of the presidential electoral process,” UDA said.

The party also wanted to know what measures NIS has taken to mitigate the use of intelligence information.

“what remedial measures were taken by the National Intelligence service in light of the outright breach and abuse of its core mandate given the risk posed by the reckless use of intelligence information to the peace and security of the nation,” UDA said.

Kibicho recently said Raila will win the August election in the first round and will win by 60 per cent.