Donation Amount. Min £2

IEBC Vice Chairperson Juliana Cherera (centre) addresses members of the press at Serena Hotel in Nairobi. [Edward Kiplimo, Standard]

Four commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) have now accused its chair Wafula Chebukati of misconstruing his legal mandate and throwing the commission into disarray.

In a statement dated Friday, August 19, the four, namely Vice Chair Juliana Cherera and commissioners Francis Wanderi, Irene Masit, and Justus Nyang’aya dismissed Chebukati's statement earlier this week that they had attempted to force a run-off of the presidential election. 

They now term the chairperson’s actions as ‘unlawful.’

“We wish to categorically state that from his statement, the chairman Mr Chebukati appears to have misconstrued his role and that of the commissioners and further misunderstood his Constitutional and legal mandate to verify results by the Commission to mean what he vaguely characterized as ‘moderation’ of those results,” they stated. 

The IEBC commissioners further claimed they only requested a proper verification of the results be carried out and not to “moderate” the results as had been reported.

“The chairman went ahead to unilaterally declare the results without any plenary verification whatsoever by all the commissioners and/or their participation as mandated by the Constitution and electoral laws. His actions and conduct were unorthodox and turned the commission into a one-man show circus, in an attempt to subvert the Constitution, electoral laws, and the will of the people,” the four commissioners said. 

They also accused Chebukati of ignoring their roles at the electoral agency.

On Wednesday, Chebukati broke his silence and shot back at the four for rejecting the presidential results, saying they wanted to force an election re-run.

The IEBC chair said after briefing the four on the results he was to announce, they asked him to moderate them so that the country could have a re-run of the presidential election.

He added that contrary to the four commissioners’ allegations of operating an opaque tallying and verification exercise, he had involved them in the process to a point that they were announcing the results of various constituencies as they were verified. Betty Njeru, The Standard

About IEA Media Ltd

Informer East Africa is a UK based diaspora Newspaper. It is a unique platform connecting East Africans at home and abroad through news dissemination. It is a forum to learn together, grow together and get entertained at the same time.

To advertise events or products, get in touch by info [at] informereastafrica [dot] com or call +447957636854.
If you have an issue or a story, get in touch with the editor through editor[at] informereastafrica [dot] com or call +447886544135.

We also accept donations from our supporters. Please click on "donate". Your donations will go along way in supporting the newspaper.

Get in touch

Our Offices

London, UK
+44 7886 544135
editor (@)
Slough, UK
+44 7957 636854
info (@)

Latest News

Financial giants back Africa's premier Banking Awards ceremony

Financial giants bac...

IEA News Some of Africa's leading financial institutions will be attending the 2024 edition of the A...

Haitians in the US protest at Washington DC against President William Ruto

Haitians in the US p...

By JULIUS MBALUTO Kenyan President William Ruto has been in the US for a state visit. He has been aw...

South African elections could mark turning point

South African electi...

South Africans head to the polls next week to decide whether the political party that has led their...

The European Union Brings Relief to Populations Affected by Flooding and Landslides in Tanzania

The European Union B...

Following heavy rains associated with the El Niño phenomenon, which resulted in massive flooding and...

For Advertisement

Big Reach

Informer East Africa is one platform for all people. It is a platform where you find so many professionals under one umbrella serving the African communities together.

Very Flexible

We exist to inform you, hear from you and connect you with what is happening around you. We do this professionally and timely as we endeavour to capture all that you should never miss. Informer East Africa is simply news for right now and the future.

Quality News

We only bring to you news that is verified, checked and follows strict journalistic guidelines and standards. We believe in 1. Objective coverage, 2. Impartiality and 3. Fair play.

Banner & Video Ads

A banner & video advertisement from our sponsors will show up every once in a while. It keeps us and our writers coffee replenished.