Why Chebukati is Afraid of Declaring Uhuru President Elect


The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is at this time in dilemma on how to declare Uhuru Kenyatta President elect.

The commission has obtained results from the constituencies that voted and is waiting for confirmation from Jubilee and IEBC lawyers over the implication of issuing a certificate to President Kenyatta.The big issue is that four counties failed to vote, which means if it (IEBC) goes ahead to announce the winner,Raila will move to the Supreme Court for the nullification of the elections.

According to the constitution, for one to be declared president, voting must occur in all constituencies; since voting never happened in Luo Nyanza, announcing results will lead to the nullification of results.But sources within the commission indicate that Chebukati is ready to issue the certificate to Kenyatta and deal with the law later—he will cross the bridge when he gets there.