#SupremeJudgment Chebukati declares way forward after Supreme Court ruling

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Chebukati spoke moments after the Supreme Court delivered their judgement.

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati during a past press conference in Nairobi. play IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati during a past press conference in Nairobi. (The Star)

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) led by its Chairman Wafula Chebukati has made an announcement on the way forward moments after Supreme Court ruling.

In a statement, Chebukati said the commission welcomed the determination by the Supreme Court in its Monday judgement.

"The unanimous Determination by the Honourable Court affirms our resolve and deliberate efforts to conduct free, fair and credible elections.

play Kenya's Supreme Court judges. (Nation Media Group)

 

We await the reasoned judgement to inform our post-election evaluation that is about to commence; as well as initiatives focused on developing our institution and enhancing internal democracy," Chebukati said in the statement.

In its ruling, the court unanimously determined that the two petitions filed by Former Kilome MP Harun Mwau, activist Activist Njonjo Mue and a voter Khelef Khalifa were not merited.

The ruling now paves way for President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta to be sworn in next week on Tuesday according to the constitution.

play IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati hands President Uhuru Kenyatta his certificate following the announcement of the winner of the repeat election, October 30, 2017. (Monicah Mwangi)

 

Chebukati declared President Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of the October 26 repeat polls.

While announcing the final tally in Nairobi, Chebukati said Kenyatta garnered 7,483,895 votes or 98.2 percent of all validly cast votes.

He placed the national total voter turn at 38.3 percent, and declared that the commission was satisfied the elections “were free and fair”.

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