The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC board has gone ahead with revelations of the ordeals that happened in the backyards of the election process. Upon letting the cat out of the bag by the commission’s chairman Wafula Chebukati through his affidavit, the whole process was engaged in lulls and setbacks.
Chebukati further mentioned a meeting that involved the Principal Administrative Secretary office of president Kennedy Kihara, solicitor General Kennedy Ogeto, Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai, and Lieutenant General Francis Omondi Ogolla vice-chief of Defense forces with the seven commissioners.
The solemn message of urgency and importance he claims was relieved from the National Security Advisory Committee NSAC and it was against declaring Ruto as president-elect.
According to Chebukati, Kennedy Kihara insisted the declaration of election in Ruto’s favor would ‘burn the country’ an allegation to which he implied skirmishes that were building among ethnical lines in various slums that included Kibera, Mathare alluding to betrayal.
The four are said to have left a cold message that if the elections were announced with Ruto as head and chaos erupted then the blood of Kenyans would be on the hands of the electoral commission and its seven commissioners.
Further explaining that the NSAC message as if they cannot announce Raila Odinga as the outright winner, then they must ensure there is a run-off.
An idea he says the commissioners split over as the four Commissioners led by vice-chairperson Juliana Cherera, Nyang’aya, Irene Masit, and Francis Wanderi did comment on the message supporting the adoption of the same before taking a decision as to the results to be announced.
Even though Prof Abdi Guliye, Hussein Marjan, Boya Molu, and himself chose to defy attempts of subverting the people’s will of free and fair elections. Commissioner Bolu in addition stated that he would support the declaration of verified results by the National Returning officer Chebukati.
Chebukati adds that while Cherera suggested the slashing of President-elect William Ruto’s votes by at least 233,211 to force a re-run. Confirming that IEBC didn’t relay presidential results from 27 constituencies as required; says Commissioner Guliye who was to announce them had been attacked.
In conclusion, Chebukati alludes to having responded to the NSAC delegation that he would uphold the law that’s by abiding by his oath of office as mandated by the constitution.