It has not been easy for IEBC commissioners led by Chairman Wafula Chebukati. They have fully felt the weight of the just concluded elections considering that they were profiled and even lost colleagues. With all that is going on and the election radiation they have absorbed, it was fair that they relax a little. In relation to that, the IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati on Wednesday, 17th August 2022, publicly postponed all elections.
The postponement means counties like Kakamega and Mombasa will wait a little longer before voting for new governors. Chebukati sighted the ongoing profiling, harassment, and deaths of IEBC staff as the main reason for the postponement. Concerning Chebukati's announcement, Boni Khaluale, the Kakamega Senator-elect, was among the first people to air their views.
According to Khaluale, Joho and Oparana should vacate offices, and MCAs should be sworn in immediately for them to elect speakers to act as governors. However, the Narok county Senator Ledama Ole Kina has a different point of view. Responding to Khaluale's opinion, Ole Kina asked him to re-read the constitution because Chebukati had only suspended article 180(1) of the constitution.
Ole Kina responded through his verified Twitter account, and his post reads. "Wewe ulienda shule Gani ?? Read your constitution well. "Article 182(6) Chebukati decided to suspend article 180(1) of the constitution in the case of Mombasa and Kakamega."
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