A British Member of the European Parliament Alexandra Phillips has admitted that she secretly worked for Jubilee in the 2017 presidential poll and was very instrumental in drafting hate messages targeting Raila Odinga who was President Uhuru’s main rival in the polls. The MP confesses Jubilee Party used to pay her 300,000 Pounds per month, an equivalent to 38M Kenyan shillings.
Phillips’s involvement came during Kenya’s controversial 2017 election campaign, when president Uhuru Kenyatta deployed a secret team to help him retain power.Phillips initially strenuously denying any involvement with the data firm, which has been accused of influencing the Brexit result in the UK and the American election result.
“I’ve not been able to speak to you because I’ve been under my contract which finished yesterday. So now I’m able to talk. But whilst I’m under contract with Cambridge Analytica, if they’d found that I’d spoken to a journalist about them, then, you know what I mean non-disclosure agreements and all the rest of it… I wasn’t working for Jubilee I was employed by Cambridge Analytica who had the contract with Jubilee, ” she says in a secret recording by Channel 4 News.
” 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”.
Phillips was elected as a Member of the European Parliament for the South East England constituency at the European Parliament elections of May 2019.
According to Channel 4, Phillips sent them a statement stating that; “In Kenya, I worked as a freelance contractor — focusing on speechwriting – with the team of President Kenyatta, who is a great ally of the UK. The campaigns I worked on promoted peace and national unity in a country that I love dearly.”