The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati has dismissed the rationale given by four of the electoral body’s commissioners who disowned the outcome of the presidential polls on Monday.
Speaking in Nairobi on Tuesday, as a follow up to their Monday declaration, the four commissioners – Vice Chair Juliana Cherera, Francis Wanderi, Irene Masit and Justus Nyang’aya – claimed, among other things, that the average percentages of the results scored by the four presidential candidates exceeded the 100 per cent mark thereby casting doubt on the accuracy of the total number of votes tallied.
In a statement to newsrooms on Wednesday, Chebukati however threw out the aforementioned argument claiming that the four commissioners are clutching at straws in an attempt to mislead Kenyans.
Chebukati has on a number of occasions maintained that the polls were conducted in a free, transparent and fair manner.
“The alleged 0.01 percent increase in the Presidential Election results raised by the four Commissioners is false and misleading,” said Chebukati.
He likewise urged Kenyans who might have reservations about the announced presidential results to refer to the below listed tabulations or visit the IEBC’s official portal which he says has captured the outcome of the polls to a tee.
“Please refer to the attached tabulation that provides a scientifically accurate analysis. We urge Kenyans to interact with these results and make an objective judgement,” he said.
Chebukati went on to thank all IEBC officials who went above and beyond to deliver a successful election to Kenyans on August 9.
“The Commission takes this opportunity to thank its staff for the diligence and dedication to duty that they exhibited during the General Election. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is greatly indebted to their service for the country,” he said.