Over the last few days, Kenyans have been treated to a circus by IEBC as four dissenting commissioners engaged in accusations and counteraccusations against the electoral body’s chairman, Wafula Chebukati.
According to the four, who denounced the results announced on August 15th, Chebukati denied all the other commissioners an opportunity to exercise their constitutional mandate thus rendering the presidential election unverifiable.
They further stated that the presidential results declared by the chairman are invalid saying that Chebukati declared the winner before results from over twenty constituencies were verified by the commission.
Commissioner Justus Nyang’aya, in his affidavit, also claimed that a foreigner and three IEBC staff deleted some presidential results and uploaded others into the server as he alleged that 370 people accessed the server secretly during the election period.
However, in his replying affidavit, Chebukati accused the four of already having a pre-arranged consensus about changing the presidential results before they were announced in favour of Raila Odinga.
Chebukati further claimed that the four were pushing for a re-run but stated that after listening to all the views, he insisted that IEBC would not subvert the will of the people.
This now begs the question, between the two groups of IEBC commissioners, who do you think is telling the truth?
Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
IEBC Servers Were Breached, DCI Analysis Shows
The three Venezuelans who were arrested upon landing in Nairobi two weeks before the General Election had not been contracted by the electoral commission but had access to its servers five months before the disputed polls, a forensics analysis shows.
The analysis, of computers confiscated from Salvador Javier, Jose Gregorio and Joel Gustavo shows that the three were among dozens of non-IEBC staff who had extensive access to the agency’s servers, the Nation understands.
Uhuru, Raila Blamed as Kenyans Flood ICC Page Demanding Action
Outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta and Azimio la Umoja Presidential candidate could have found themselves on the wrong side of a section of Kenya’s social media users after most of them throng ICC’s website demanding action to be taken against the two.
In a series of comments seen by this publication, hundreds of Kenyans throng the International Criminal Court (ICC) website demanding that the court acts quickly and investigate President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga for allegedly trying to subvert the will of the Kenyan voters.
Bitter Exchanges Rock Azimio Over Junet, Joho Role in Raila’s Loss
Raila’s loss has come as a surprise to the Azimio team that had started celebrating even before the announcements were made by Chebukati.
However, bitter exchanges have been reported in Raila Odinga’s camp. Some leaders are blaming Joho and Junet Mohammed for Odinga’s loss.