Four IEBC commissioners have disputed the presidential elections set to be announced by the IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati.
The four led by commissioner Juliana Cherera said they cannot take ownership of the results because of the opaque nature they have been handled.
“We have done the 2022 general election in the most efficient manner. We have ensured that all the challenges have been contained,” commissioner Juliana Cherera said during a hastily arranged press briefing at Serena Hotel.
“We have made sure that we have improved the standards and and we say as a fact as commissioners we have a done a good job.
“But some things need to be put out there as you can see the four of us are here and not at Bomas where the results is going to be an announced because of the opaque nature of how this phase has been handled,” Cherera said.
“We therefore cannot take ownership of this result that is going to be announced,” she added.
Cherera, however, said there is an open door for people to go to court over the anomalies they noted in the results.
“Because of the same, we urge Kenyans to be peaceful because the rule of law is going to prevail,” she said.
The IEBC chairperson was flanked by three of her colleagues Francis Wanderi, Irene Masit and Justus Nyangaya.
Meanwhile, Kenyan media report that Raila Odinga’s National Chief Agent Saitabao Ole Kanchory has explained Raila’s absence at the National Tallying Centre at Bomas of Kenya.
In an impromptu address to the press said his team did not have verifiable presidential results they can rely on and therefore could not invite their principal to Bomas.
Kanchory alleged they had tried to reach IEBC chairman Wafula but in vain.
He claimed Chebukati was avoiding meeting with political party agents, even after promising to supply them with Forms 34C.
“The agents had been assured to be supplied with Form 34C which bears the result of that election. But the chairman has been avoiding us all day…He has deliberately held himself incommunicado,” Kanchory alleged.
The Azimio la Umoja chief agent further alleged that they have reason to believe that the just-concluded election was a sham and lacked integrity.
At around 5pm some Azimio supporters including, MPs and senator-elect, started trooping out Bomas terrace. Some observers and diplomats could also be seen leaving their seats. At this stage, the Kenya Kwanza side burst into song and dance.
The declaration of the presidential election was supposed to be announced at 3 pm but was moved to 4 pm which elapsed without the announcement.