A section of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commissioners (IEBC) commissioners have disputed the outcome of the presidential election.
The four commissioners led by Vice Chairperson Juliana Cherera maintained that they could not take ownership of the election results.
They argued that the final process of verification of the result was not transparent hence their resistance.
The other commissioners are Francis Wanderi, Justus Nyangaya and Irene Masit.
“We are not at the Bomas of Kenya because we cannot take ownership of the results that are going to be announced because of the opaque nature which these results have been handled,” Cherera stated.
She, however, stated that the IEBC conducted an election that was free, fair and verifiable except for the final process.
“We cannot take ownership of the result that is going to be announced because of the opaque nature of this last phase of the general election…” – Juliana Cherera, Vice Chair IEBC#KenyaDecides2022 #KenyasChoice2022 #KenyaElections2022 pic.twitter.com/0WJH8WMSEC
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) August 15, 2022
William Samoei Ruto of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance has been declared the president elect of the republic of Kenya.
Ruto who contested for the country’s top seat under a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket was declared winner of the presidential election on Monday, August 15.
He was handed the election certificate by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati at the Bomas of Kenya.
Ruto emerged victorious after garnering 7,176,141 votes; 50.49 per cent of the total votes cast.
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On the other hand, Azimio La Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga got 6,942,930 which is 48.88 per cent of the total votes cast.
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