IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati has asked politicians to stop interfering with the preparations for the October 26 poll
He says he has given a 'yellow card' to all political leaders in the country
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati has given a ‘yellow card’ to all political leaders and warned that he will not let anyone destroy the country while he is still the referee.
Speaking at the Bomas of Kenya, Chebukati said that he has tried to guarantee free and fair polls and that he has followed the law.
“I will not allow anyone to destroy this country especially when I’m the referee,” said Chebukati
Chebukati said that he is not going to resign and is determined to make the process work, at a time when the IEBC is facing all kinds of pressure from political parties and Kenyans.
He also warned political parties against interference with the electoral process and asked all officials adversely mentioned to step aside and allow for free, fair and credible polls.
Kenyans had a lot to say on social media, many thinking that Chebukati was going to resign:
If I was Chebukati I can't resign,its for his own advantage,you know what I mean.— Fuzz DA Don (@JarvisNguyo) October 18, 2017
Military Training taught to me to always prepare for the worst; & NEVER to hope for the best. Wafula Chebukati is preparing you for shocker!— Capt Collins Wanderi (@CaptWanderiCFE) October 18, 2017
IEBC Chairman Chebukati confirms Commissioner Akombe's allegations that the Commission is partisan. Says he can't guarantee credible pollsOctober 18, 2017
Have we just heard the last from Chebukati as IEBC chair?— Denish Osodo (@chegeosodo) October 18, 2017
Wait, Chebukati anasema nini coz nimechanganyikiwa kiasi hapa.— Dextrous. (@mainneli_) October 18, 2017
Chebukati amechoma sasa, amesema with Those accused still in Office, have can't deliver free and fair elections... Tialala— Research Consultant (@Rube_Mfalme) October 18, 2017
Chebukati is really delaying on his resignation— Whaxdeh® (@JahreWere) October 18, 2017
Wafula Chebukati : Let us not forget that the people who may destroy this country will lift their children to abroad within a minute.— JAMES MATHERI (@MATHERIJAMES) October 18, 2017
That was brave from Chebukati .Let's put the country's interest first— Daniel Ngare (@Dan_ngare) October 18, 2017
Wafula Chebukati's plans to resign were thwarted at gun point.— RAILA MANIA (@VitalisOduor2) October 18, 2017