IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati issues statement after Supreme Court ruling

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati (Photo: Courtesy)
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati has issued a statement after the Supreme Court ruling that invalidated President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election.

Mr Chebukati indicated that the commission did justice to the election but, however, welcomed the Court’s ruling.

Chebukati called on the Director of Public Prosecutions to investigate and prosecute any member of the commission found culpable of election malpractices.

He noted that IEBC will make internal changes to their staff ahead of a fresh presidential election.

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The Chair also urged the Supreme Court to act fast and provide a detailed ruling within the 21 days so that the Commission can correct the errors committed.

He also made it clear that he will not resign from his position.

The Supreme Court nullified President Uhuru's re-election, ordering a fresh presidential election in 60 days.

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According to the Chief Justice David Maraga, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) overlooked the Consititution, committed various illegalities affecting the integrity of polls.

Justices Njoki Ndung'u and Jackton Ojwang', however, indicated that the election was free and fair.

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CJ Maraga noted that what they read was a determination of the court and not a ruling'. He added that the Court would givee a comprehensive ruling in 21 days.

Supporters of the NASA (National Super Alliance) thronged the Central Business District in celebration after the Supreme Court ruling.

Police officers had a hard time dispersing the crowds that were chanting NASA slogans and praising Maraga for the landmark ruling.

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