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KENYA:RAILA AMOLO ODINGA KENYAN POLITICAL ICON REJECTS WAFULA’S PLOY PRESIDENT RESULTS

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  1. NEWSPOLITICS
    August 16, 2022

Updated: 48 seconds ago

By
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Full Statement By 4 IEBC Commissioners Detailing How Chebukati Cooked Figures In The Final Presidential Results

IEBC Commissioners
STATEMENT BY THE INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL AND BOUNDARIES COMMISSION
We the undersigned commissioners of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries
Commission (IEBC), took an oath of office to defend the constitution and the law in
discharge of our duties independently. We have remained faithful to our oath of office
and shall continue to do so.

We collectively and unanimously make the following statement pursuant to the media
briefing we held yesterday evening on August 15 2022 at the Serena Hotel Nairobi where
we promised to issue a comprehensive statement with regard to the results of the August
9, 2022 presidential election declared and announced by Mr. Wafula Chebukati in his
capacity as Chairperson.

In the Serena media briefing, we stated that we would NOT take ownership of the results
of the August 15, 2022 presidential election declared and announced by Mr Chebukati.
In this regard, our reasons to decline to take ownership of the results so declared and
announced by Mr. Chebukati are as follows;

1. THAT the aggregation of the percentages of the results scored by the four
presidential candidates who were on the ballot as declared by Mr. Chebukati
presented to us a mathematical absurdity that defies logic. TAKE NOTICE that Mr.
Chebukati’s aggregation was as follows;
RAILA ODINGA—48.85%
WILLIAM RUTO—50.49%
WAIHIGA MWAURE—0.23%
WAJAKOYA GEORGE—0.44%
____________
TOTAL 100.01%
0.1% translates to approximately 142,000 votes, which would make a significant
difference in the final result.

We therefore declined to take ownership of the said results because the
aggregation resulted in a total exceeding the 100 percentage which cast doubt on
the accuracy of the source of the figures tallied, and when we demanded that we
verify our record, Mr. Chebukati declined, overruled us and insisted on declaring
and announcing the said figures.

2. THAT contrary to the Constitution and legislation, the results declared and
announced DID NOT indicate the total number of registered voters, the total
number of votes cast or the number of rejected votes, if any. In this regard, the
results announced by Mr. Chebukati lack a critical ingredient namely the total
number of valid votes cast to support the percentages scored by the four
candidates. Unless demonstrated otherwise, we all know that a percentage is
essentially a fraction of a whole number. Hence, if, for example, the 7.176 million
valid votes cast in favour of the winning candidate as declared and announced by
Chebukati translate to 50.49%, then it was 50.49% of what? Further TAKE NOTICE
that Mr. Chebukati claimed that Raila Odinga attained 25% of votes in 34 counties
while William Ruto attained 25% in 39 counties—the question is; which figures in
the 34 and 39 counties respectively constituted the independent variables to
warrant Mr. Chebukati’s conclusion of 25% in 34 counties and 25% in 39 counties
for Raila and Ruto respectively? In the absence of a credible and verifiable
explanation, we concluded that the process that went into the generation of FORM
34C which Chebukati used to declare results of the presidential election was
opaque and incapable of earning our ownership and confidence.

3. Guided by the authority of the Maina Kiai case (Petition No.106 of 2016 as upheld
by the Court of Appeal in Civil Appeal No.105 of 2017 and affirmed by the Supreme
Court of Kenya) we state categorically that the results of the presidential election
held on August 9, 2022 declared and announced by Mr Wafula Chebukati on
August 15, 2022 belong to Mr Chebukati himself and do not represent a declaration
and announcement by the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission. The
Commission has to process the results before they are declared and announced
by the chairperson.
For the avoidance of doubt, let me quote the Maina Kiai Case
“we reiterate, as we conclude that there is no doubt from the architecture of the
laws we have considered that the people of Kenya did not intend to vest or
concentrate such sweeping and boundless powers in one individual , the
chairperson of the appellant”. The emphasis is that
The Commission chairperson has conducted the election as though he is the
National Returning Officer, a non existent role, and his role in declaring results
that were not approved at plenary by all 7 commissioners renders the results
unconstitutional to the extent that this are Chebukati’s results as opposed to those
of the IEBC. In keeping with Article 138(2) of the Constitution, there is no national
presidential election in Kenya but rather the presidential election is held in each
constituency.

4. THAT contrary to the Constitution and legislation, by the time Mr. Chebukati
declared and announced final results, results from certain constituencies had not
been announced.
DATED AT NAIROBI this 16 DAY OF AUGUST 2022
JULIANA W. CHERERA VICE CHAIR AND COMMISSIONER
FRANCIS WANDERI COMMISSIONER
JUSTUS ABONYO COMMISSSIONER
IRENE MASIT COMMISSIONE

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