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Pegasus: Spyware operated from Uganda targets ODM, Jubilee leaders, top Raila and government bloggers

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Neighboring Uganda is covertly engaged in trying to influence the outcome of the 2022 general elections. This latest revelation indicates the East African nation is hosting a team of foreign spy agents and IT gurus who will tap into phone conversations, access key information, and locate leading voices pushing for a Raila presidency in 2022.

Those targeted are ”errant” members of Linda Katiba, The Standard and Royal Media journalists, top lawyers in the president and Raila Odinga’s camps as well as prominent Raila and government bloggers.

Others are politicians and known billionaires who have openly declared they will back President Uhuru’s candidate, business executives, and several members of the Kenyatta, Moi, and Oginga families.

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”A powerful individual in Kenya recently acquired the services of PEGASUS from Israel through the help of a neighboring friendly country. The aim of this is to monitor government activities, spy on people’s phones, and tap information from people’s phones for their own use,” ODM Director of Communications Philip Etale confirmed after receiving the information.

With the help of senior NRM officials connected to the leadership of Uganda, Mr. Erickson Christov, an IT guru from Russia has been hired by his Kenyan connection, to pilot the network from Naguru area in Uganda, where the team is housed at a secret facility protected by officers from the Internal Security Organisation (ISO), Uganda government’s intelligence wing.

”He is currently based in Naguru area of Uganda where he operates the system, tapping, listening and recording telephone conversations. The system can get information from a phone when the meeting is going on as long as the telephone numbers are fed in the system. Five IT professionals from India have been called up for work within the team,” Etale adds.

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A senior official from Safaricom is currently under the radar of NIS and is being closely monitored after he was named as the inside man working in collaboration with the team in Nakara Divison, Central Uganda.

Ranjeet Kumar, Rafiki Patel, Pavesh Kushna, Ramesh Luvathulbhai, Aksher Ponda, spying gurus and IT from New Delhi are expected to land in Nairobi on the evening of 5th September 2021 to embark on their 2022 assignment.

This is not the first time Uganda is being fingered by Kenyans for trying to meddle in its elections. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni a month ago, while hosting Deputy President William Ruto vowed to offer material support to the DP who will run for president next year.

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