Kenyans React After Chebukati's Message To Guliye, Molu, CEO Marjan As He Allegedly Excludes Cherera
On behalf of IEBC the chairman of the commission Wafula Chebukati made special tribute to President William Ruto, Commissioner professor Abdi Yakub Guliye, Boya Molu and the CEO Marjan Hussein. In his statement he said that on behalf of IEBC and himself he wishes to thank H.E.
There is a new storm brewing at the independent electoral and boundary commission (IEBC) offices in anniversary towers, as new information emerges about what IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati is doing in office while on terminal leave. Several senior IEBC officials who spoke to The Nation claimed that Chebukati was still in office and that his actions at the helm of the anniversary towers were questionable, as he and IEBC CEO Marjan Hussein made unilateral decisions on major appointments.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Hussein Marjan has been adversely mentioned in the petition challenging the election of Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi. Lawyer Issa Mansur, the lawyer representing Mr Hasan Adan Mohamed ( the petitioner) has accused Marjan of trying to compromise one of his key witness by offering him a job at the electoral body.
The four dissenting Commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) have now filed new responses at the Supreme Court with a plea to be recognized as the official version. IEBC Vice-chairperson Juliana Cherera. Claiming they make up the majority Vice-chairperson Juliana Cherera and Commissioners Paul Wanderi, Justus Nyang'aya and Irene Masit have filed a fresh set of documents at the Supreme Court., They have also stated that they have the authority to represent the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in eight presidential petitions on account of the same superiority in numbers.
As information about what IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati is covertly doing in office while on terminal leave emerges, there is a new uproar at the commission's headquarters in anniversary towers. Senior IEBC personnel have alleged in interviews with The Nation that Chebukati is still in charge of anniversary towers and that his decisions, along with those of IEBC CEO Marjan Hussein, regarding important appointments are being made unilaterally.
On the nine important issues raised by presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua, the Supreme Court judges rendered judgment. One of the concerns raised by the petitioner concerned the disagreement between Vice Chairperson Juliana Cherera and three other commissioners, including Justus Nyang'aya, Francis Wanderi, and Irene Masit.
Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition allied Members of Parliament gave a press briefing on the sidelines of the parliamentary induction at Safari Park hotel. Led by Jubilee nominated MP Sabina Chege, the MPs demanded that the Chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) stops what they called intimidating staff and commission officials.
After being exonerated by the Supreme Court yesterday, all is not well for Chebukati. He will soon return to court after a new case was filed in the Supreme Court yesterday demanding the removal of him and three others from office. Journalist Milton Nyakundi has applied to the Supreme Court of Kenya to remove IEBC boss Wafula Chebukati, chief executive officer Marjan Hussein and commissioners; Abdi Guliye and Boya Molu from the office.
Professor Kibe Mungai, a top lawyer has alleged that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairperson Wafula Chebukati failed to adhere to the provisions of the constitution during Presidential nominations. While making his submissions on Wednesday, he noted that the commission chairperson despite knowing that Rigathi Gachagua has questions touching on his integrity, went ahead to clear him to run alongside deputy president William Ruto.
Raila Odinga, the head of the Azimio la Umoja party, has been refused access to the servers run by Smartmatic International, which the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission hired to provide the kits for the Kenya Integrated Elections Management System (KIEMS). Despite the Supreme Court's directive, Smartmatic stated in a letter dated Wednesday, August 31, and written to IEBC Chief Executive Officer, Marjan Hussein, that it will not grant access to the photos stored on its servers.
Attorney Willis Otieno wants IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati to be prosecuted for "bungling" the August 9 general election. Otieno is representing three activists in the ongoing Supreme Court presidential petition case. Otieno claimed that the integrity of two elections the IEBC chairman presided over (in 2017 and 2022) has been questioned.
Kenyans have been left talking after the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission Chair Wafula Chebukati congratulating President William Samoei Ruto. He took to his Official Twitter Handle and he wrote a Charming and cheerful message to William Ruto. Chebukati praised William Ruto for recognising and acknowledging IEBC for being transparent and holding a free and fair General Election.
A journalist named Milton Nyakundi has asked the High Court of Kenya to get rid of the IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati, the CEO Marjan Hussein, and the commissioners Abdi Guliye and Boydi Molu. The journalist wants the court to say that the four can't hold any kind of public office and that they can't do their jobs until the case is heard and decided.
On Monday September 26 police were compelled to fire tear gas to disperse a group of MPs and supporters of Azimio la Umoja who were marching to the offices of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). Armed officers prevented the MPs, led by Ruaraka politician TJ Kajwang from entering Anniversary towers to protest the detention of the commission deputy CEO Ruth Kulundu.
Photo: Azimio Members of Parliament Walk in the streets leading to Anniversary Towers in protest against interdiction of Mrs Ruth Kulundu, IEBC Deputy CEO. A section of Members of Parliament attached to the Raila led Azimio La Umoja coalition have today in unison marched to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Headquarters at Anniversary Towers to protest interdiction of the Commission's Deputy Chief Executive Officer Ruth Kulundu.
Today being Monday, Police Officers based in Nairoy were forced to use teargas to disperse a rioting group of 'Azimio la Umoja' MPs and supporters who were marching to the offices of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). Highly trained officers block Member of Parliament led by Ruaraka legislator TJ Kajwang from entering Anniversary Towers to protest interdiction of Ruth Kulundu.
A new petition was filed against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission mere minutes after the Supreme Court's Chief Justice Martha Koome, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu Mohamed Ibrahim, Smokin Wanjala, Njoki Ndung'u, Isaac Lenaola, and William Ouko unanimously exonerated the commission.
On the nine important concerns addressed by presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua, the Supreme Court judges rendered judgment. One of the concerns raised by the petitioner concerned the disagreement between Vice Chairperson Juliana Cherera and three other commissioners, including Justus Nyang'aya, Francis Wanderi, and Irene Masit.
Police have been on Monday, September 26, forced to use teargas to disperse a section of Azimio la Umoja MPs and their supporters who were marching to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) offices. The MPs led with the aid of Ruaraka lawmaker TJ Kajwang have been blocked via armed officers from accessing Anniversary towers to protest the interdiction of the commission's deputy CEO Ruth Kulundu.
Despite being exonerated by the highest court the day before yesterday, Chebukati is still having a rough go of things. A fresh lawsuit was filed yesterday at the high Court seeking his and three others' removal from office, so he will soon be returning to court.