The Azimio One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga has refuted presidential results, a day after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared Deputy President William Ruto as the president elect in the just concluded general election.
Raila faulted the IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati for allegedly declaring null and avoid results to millions of Kenyans.
He rejected the results and vowed to move to court to challenge Chebukati’s decision to declare and gazette Ruto and Gachagua’s names on the gazette as president elect pact.
The electoral commission chair announced that Ruto commanded 7,176,142 votes that represents 50.45 per cent of the total votes cast.
Raila Odinga on the other hand garnered 6, 942,930 votes that indicates 48.85 per cent of the total votes cast.
Ruto was declared the winner for surpassing the constitutional requirement of 50+1 per cent of total votes cast.
4 IEBC Commissioners Dispute Chebukati’s results
However, Four IEBC commissioners held a parallel press at Serena Hotel on Nairobi where they disowned the presidential results announced by Chebukati, citing opaque nature of the electoral processes.
IEBC vice chairperson revealed that the commission had tremendously improved the standards in conducting the August, 9 general election.
“We have conducted the 2022 general election and have ensured we have improved the standards and consistently communicated what is happening, have partnered with all stakeholders and say for a fact as a commission we have done a good job. But some things need to be put out there.
The four commissioners abandoned the results announced by Chebukati for allegedly having indecisive and comprising results purportedly orchestrated by the chair among other commissioners.
“As you can see we are here (at Serena Hotel) and not at Bomas (national tallying centre) because of the opaque nature of how this phase has been handled. We, therefore, cannot take ownership of the result that will be announced.”