A humorous video of a woman from Homa Bay imploring or rather scolding the Chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Wafula Chebukati, in 2017 is trending again following the prolonged ongoing tallying of the Presidential Election.
In 2017, Adhiambo had Kenyans laughing after Chebukati called for a repeat poll the day after the previous General Election, in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner.
“Sasa Chebukati. Hapana jaribu! Tafadhali! Tafadhali! Hapana jaribu Kenya,” she cautioned the IEBC boss.
Residents of Homa Bay expressed their dissatisfaction with the IEBC results, with Adhiambo stressing “hapana jaribu” and stating that she would not vote again.
A few days ago, Chebukati issued a warning that presidential candidates have no Mandate to declare the winner, amid anxiety over the ongoing tallying of Presidential results.
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The IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati, also the Returning Officer of the presidential election, claimed he is the only one assigned the duty of declaring the winner once the electioneering process is complete.
“No one should declare themselves winner or release their results, that is the work of the commission and the Returning Officer,” Chebukati said during an update early Friday at the Bomas of Kenya.
The warning comes in after threats issued by some of the party officials who claimed that they will release the results of their tally if the electoral body does not announce the winner.
Several media houses streaming the results are also yet to wrap up the process that started on Tuesday night.
By Friday, 80 Returning Officers had arrived at the Bomas of Kenya with results on Form 34 A for verification.
Chebukati, who had by then released results from only 6 constituencies, committed to increasing the verification process by pulling up more verification desks.
By Friday morning, Deputy President William Ruto had garnered more votes from the 6 constituency results released.