Four IEBC commissioners who distanced themselves from the results of the presidential election have continued with their onslaught on their boss, Wafula Chebukati.
For the better part of Tuesday, August 16, IEBC vice-chair Juliana Cherera sparked reactions over the final percentages of the tally.
Cherera explained that they did not agree with Chebukati’s results since the final percentage was 100.01% and not 100%.
She argued that the 0.01 percent represented at least 142,000 voters and could have affected the presidential results.
“Chebukati’s aggregation was as follows 48.85%, 50.49% 0.27% and 0.44%. This summation gives us a total of 100.01 per cent- this translates to approximately 142k votes which will make a significant difference in the final result,” Cherera said.
A Divided IEBC:
Juliana Cherera: The aggregation of the percentages of the results scored by the 4 presidential candidates exceeded the 100% mark, the 0.01% translates to 142,000 votes which made a significant difference in the final presidential results. #KenyaElections2022 pic.twitter.com/OKLTaiKc4a
— NTV Kenya (@ntvkenya) August 16, 2022
However, calculations by netizens indicated that the math was wrong since 0.01 percent of the total voters is 1,420.
Below is how Kenyans reacted to the same.
There is an Opaqueness in the mathematics by IEBC vice Chairperson Juliana Cherera who says that 0.01% translate to 142,000 votes. Anyway, the equivocation in simple maths is real. Back to you, Sheikh @ahmedsalims.
— Kawangware Finest™️ (Moturi) 🇰🇪 (@cbs_ke) August 16, 2022
On the 100.01% Juliana Cherera is either ignorant or doesn't understand rounding off.
— Boy Child. (@boychild01) August 16, 2022
Teacher: Between 1kg of sugar and 1 kg of feathers, which is heavier?
Juliana Cherera: 1 kg of sugar. pic.twitter.com/z4roRUTOmN
— Nesh (@NeshkinJM) August 16, 2022
KOT discussing Juliana Cherera Maths skills 😂 pic.twitter.com/7N3GaL08Y2
— Maliks 14/09/15/21 🇸🇴 (@maliks_88) August 16, 2022
Honestly speaking mathematics was not an easy subject
— 𝐉𝐮𝐝𝐝𝐚𝐡™ (@juddaah___) August 16, 2022
Mathematics is not my strength – since I was a kid 😅, my sister is a math genius so I used her to confirm any arithmetic problem – later I started carrying calculators.
I am not ashamed, I dread making a mistake on important tallies & numbers. Just use a calculator aisee!
— Maria Sarungi Tsehai (@MariaSTsehai) August 16, 2022
By the end of this month we will have graduated with Bachelor of Laws, BSc Mathematics and Statistics, and Master in Electoral Policy and Administration from the TL.
— Sheilah Birgen (@SheilahBirgen) August 16, 2022
At the same time, Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga will challenged Deputy President William Ruto’s victory in the just concluded elections.
Speaking to the press from Azimio Media Center at the KICC, the former Prime Minister dismissed IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati’s announcement as null and void.
Raila accused Chebukati of trying to overturn the will of the people, adding that he will be moving to court by on seek annulment of Ruto’s win.
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“Our view in Azimio is clear, the figures by Wafula Chebukati are null and void and must be quashed by a court of law. In our view, there is neither a legally and validly declared winner nor a president-elect,” Raila said.
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