When the results were declared, the chairman of the IEBC, Wafula Chebukati, asked the political parties not to declare victory based on their parallel tallying until the IEBC had released its official results. We provided each competitor the opportunity to add their votes, and the outcomes of those tallies are kept confidential. Chebukati highlighted that the candidates shouldn’t attempt to announce themselves winners of the August 9th general elections.
Kenyans eagerly await to know who will lead the country in the next five years. The race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta is mainly between his Deputy William Ruto, who is vying using the Kenya Kwanza ticket, and former Prime Minister, who is Azimio, one Kenya Presidential candidate.
IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati will announce the final presidential results today or tomorrow. However, during his press briefing yesterday at the Bomas of Kenya, he indicated that the Constitution gives the commission seven days to announce the presidential results so that he won’t announce them in a hurry.