4 IEBC Commissioners led by Vice-Chair Cherera disown yet-to-be-announced presidential results

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On Mon, 15 Aug, 2022 17:49 | < 1 min read
IEBC Vice-Chairperson Juliana Cherera. PHOTO/Courtesy
IEBC Vice-Chairperson Juliana Cherera. PHOTO/Courtesy

Four commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) have disowned the yet-to-be-released presidential results.

Speaking to members of the press at Serena Hotel on Monday evening, the commissioners led by Vice-Chairperson Juliana Cherera cited what they termed as 'opaqueness' of the electoral process, as grounds for rejecting the final tally.

"We have done the 2022 general election in the most efficient manner. We have ensured that all the challenges have been contained," commissioner Cherera said.

"We have made sure that we have improved the standards and and we say as a fact as commissioners we have a done a good job.

"But some things need to be put out there as you can see the four of us are here and not at Bomas where the results is going to be announced because of the opaque nature of how this phase has been handled. We, therefore, cannot take ownership of this result that is going to be announced."

She encouraged Kenyans to challenge the results in court.

"Because of the same, we urge Kenyans to be peaceful because the rule of law is going to prevail," she said.

Cherera was flanked by commissioners Francis Wanderi, Irene Masit and Justus Nyangaya. All the four are new commissioners, who were appointed to IEBC in September last year.

IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati and two other commissioners are expected to announce the results at Bomas of Kenya.

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