The embattled IEBC chair, Wafula Chebukati on monday evening, welcomed the supreme court

rulling that upheld his 15th august declaration of William Ruto, as the president elect. Wafula said,

despite deaths, intimidation, tribal profiling and assult of the commission staff, the court’s

decision has proven, that the agency conducted a credible and verifiable election, on august this


His words were mirrored in the president elect, William Ruto’s speech, just hours after the rulling.

Chebukati said the commission is awaiting the full judgement from the apex court and a detailed

report from stakeholders including the observer groups, to identify the areas that need

improvements going forward.

The election process was conducted by about a thousand permanent employees of IEBC who

were supported by over 400 thousand temporary staff countrywide; the chair condemning what

he called attacks, ethnic profiling and assault, meted on IEBC staff including the injured IEBC

commissioners Abdi Guliye, Boya Molu, the agency’s CEO Marjan Hussen and himself.

William Ruto in a press conference held at Nairobi’s Karen on his part welcomed the supreme

court verdict, saying it is a reflection of the people’s will.

In his clarion call to his rivals for unity, Ruto categorically distanced himself from a potential

handshake, welcoming his competitors into opposition, to keep his Kenya Kwanza government

on check.



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