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Chebukati Has Until Monday To Declare Presidential Results

As Kenyans wait anxiously to find out who will be the country's next president, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) says it has seven days to reveal the results.

Wafula Chebukati, the chair of the IEBC, indicated during a news conference on Wednesday that the commission would not release the findings on Wednesday.

It is not going to happen today, the question of declaring results. Chebukati stated, "We have seven days to do that."

However, he emphasized that the electoral board is working diligently so that results may be delivered "in the shortest time frame" as stipulated by law, seven days from the date of elections.

According to Chebukati, the national returning officer for Kenya, "I'm assuring you that we shall do all in our power to bring this process to a swift end."

As of 2:30pm on Wednesday, the IEBC chair had received 97.65% of Form 34As. Chebukati reported that 45,141 out of a total of 46,229 voting places have turned in their paperwork.

To be fair to the commission, he did point out that the forms were just for presidential tally purposes, and that the entries were in picture format.

His response to it was, "The results transmission of the forms from polling stations is ongoing and we will address you as more forms are received."

According to Chebukati's statement, all the numbers entered in the forms would be used in determining who would be the next President of the United States.

"There are no other results than those listed on our portal, we guarantee Kenyans," he continued.


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