Chebukati revels in "free,fair and credible" Kenya election

The Chairman of the IEBC has been under pressure

The chairman of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Wafula Chebukati has expressed his satisfaction with the running of the country’s second election.

Kenya went to the polls on October 26 after the country’s Supreme Court annulled the results of the August 8 elections.

Speaking at BOMAS, the country’s national tallying centre, ahead of announcing the results, Chebukati said his organisation had performed admirably and delivered a credible election.

“I’m satisfied that we were able to meet these conditions that have enabled the commission to deliver ... a free, fair and credible election,” Wafula Chebukati, chairman of the commission, said.

His statement is one that will be met with consternation as the elections on October 26 was fraught with protests, riots and a low turn out that threatens to undermine the legitimacy of the result.

The IEBC has also had to deal with controversy after one of its leading commissioner, Roselyn Akimbo resigned and fled to the United Staes where she said there was n way the commission could organise a credible election.

The CEO of the IEBC ,Ezra Chiloba also went on leave prior to the elections, with the opposition seeing him as the main culprit in the flaws electoral process in August.

Chebukati also used his address at BOMAS to pay respects to IEBC officials who lost their lives in the election.


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