Picture Courtesy: Today's Newspapers Headlines. Sunday Nation. Headline: What the clergy want. Top religious leaders have come out openly to advise their flock on the kind of leaders they want elected in the August 9 polls, raising the stakes for contenders seeking the backing of the highly influential clergy.
Today on Thursday 1st of September, the supreme court led by CJ Martha Koome had an obligation to listen to both Kenya Kwanza and the IEBC lawyers. During the petition hearing process, Martha Koome asked some challenging questions to the IEBC that needed Chebukat's accountability. The questions were as follows:
IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati has said returning officers should be doing other duties but they have spent days at Bomas waiting to be cleared. Chebukati speaking on Saturday at Bomas said it was unacceptable that the process to clear returning officers takes between 3 to 4 hours. Chebukati told the retuning officers to instead hand over original results to the National Returning Officer so that the verification process will be quick.
There have been a battle between the IEBC chairman Mr Wafula Chebukat and the four IEBC commissioners led by Juliana Cherera. The four IEBC commissioners who disowned the presidential results have been optimistic that the results that were announced by Wafula Chebukat were moderated to favour Kenya Kwanza. After a couple of days, Mr Wafula Chebukat came out clear that the four IEBC commissioners wanted to force him to moderate the results to cause a presidential re-run.
|Photo courtesy/ Wafula Chebukati During A Joint Media Brief With Inspector General Police Hillary Mutyambai| Just 12 days to general elections, it has emerged that there are some people going round in some parts of the country buying ID's from Kenyans. According to a joint media briefing by IEBC Chairman Wafula to on Elections preparedness, IEBC is aware of some individuals moving in a few areas of the country buying ID's from Kenyans, something that may deny them registered voters from exercising their democratic right of Voting for leader's of their choice.
Photo: Wafula Chebukati IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati while addressing press Thursday broke the silence over Sakaja's degree saga. In his statement,Wafula Chebukati has asked court to clear Sakaja's case to enable ballot papers printing. Chebukati says if the court will delay on the case,they have no option but to include Johnson Sakaja's name.
IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati did not say much about claims that some IEBC officials are leaking information to Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate William Ruto. Chebukati while answering questions from various media houses in the country was asked how DP Ruto knew that one million registered voters in his strongholds have been removed before IEBC received its report.
Unknown assailants stopped a van carrying IEBC materials for tomorrow's elections in Chuka/Igambang'ombe this morning. The offenders scattered the voting papers and IEBC official credentials from sealed boxes that had been destroyed. According to representatives of the electoral commission, they were transported from Chuka Sub County to polling places in Igambang'ombe Sub County.
Elections postponement in Mombasa and Kakamega counties have really raised much concerns from different political leaders in Kenya. Candidates especially from Azimio fraternity for instance honourable Abdulswamad Shariff have been disgusted by the IEBC chairman Mr Wafula Chebukat for his decisions. This has been due to the divisions within the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati has come out clean on claims that the electoral body is planning to receive some extra ballot papers from the neighbouring country Uganda. While addressing the media this morning, Chebukati who is currently facing backlash from Raila's led Azimio La Umoja team, has stated that such information are false.
The publication of the IEBC's final voter list has been put on hold while the commission works to address the preliminary audit results. The panel that Chebukati is leading has now confirmed that the publication of the voter list will take place on June 20. During a press briefing held at the Bomas of Kenya on Wednesday evening, Chebukati stated that the commission has received a preliminary audit report including useful information that needs to be verified prior to the public release of the final voter register.
The independent electoral and boundaries chairman Chebukat has finally responded to the allegations of being partisan. Chebukati was responding to a letter from UDA which required him to respond over a multiagency team for elections created in a meeting they attended. Chebukati now says he attended the meeting invited by the attorney general to give more information on the commission preparedness.
The chairman of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Wafula Chebukati has delivered a crucial statement concerning their work that they are undertaking currently. According to Chebukati, there is a plan to take away the mandate of IEBC because they will be forced to report to another agency which clearly shows that they will lose their independence as a commission.