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IEBC Vice Chair Juliana Cherera Explains Inaccuracies In Ruto’s Victory

Four Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Commissioners, led by Vice Chairperson Juliana Cherera, have come out to explain why they rejected the results, declaring Deputy President William Ruto as the president-elect.

The four rejected the outcome of the presidential election on August 9 and promised to provide a detailed explanation of what happened during the counting of votes.

On Wednesday, August 16, Cherera stated that IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati provided them with incorrect results aggregation.

She claimed that Chebukati’s calculations gave them a total of 100.01 percent and that 0.01 translates to 142,000 votes, making a significant difference in the final results.

Cherera stated that they refused to accept the results because the source of the figures tallied was not accurate.

She maintained that the results did not show the total number of registered voters, voters who cast and rejected votes, and they lacked a critical component naming the total number of votes cast.

“The percentage is a total of all numbers 7.7 million of Ruto translates to 50.49% then it was 50.49 of what. Take notice that Chebukati says Raila attained 25% of votes in 34 counties while Ruto attained 25% in 39 counties. Which figures constituted the variables of the percentages,” Cherera posed.

“We concluded that the process that went into the generation of Form 34 C used to declare Ruto was opaque. Guided by the authority of the Maina Kiai case as upheld by the Supreme Court in 2017, we state categorically that the results of the elections declared by Chebukati belong to himself and do not represent that of IEBC,” she added.

The commissioners were unaware that the tallying was being done by technical staff, and Chebukati did not explain the outcome despite questions being raised.

“By the time Wafula Chebukati was declaring the results, verification from certain constituencies had not been announced,” stated Cherera.


Justus Wanderi, an IEBC commissioner, stated that the commissioners did not do the tallying and that the data was compiled by the technical team and submitted to the commissioners at 4:30 pm.

He mentioned that there was no way to verify, as required by law.

IEBC Vice Chair Juliana Cherera Explains Inaccuracies In Ruto’s Victory



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