Finger on the Pulse: Post-election snapshot

  • 19 Aug 2022
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  • 〜 by Mercy Kamau

On Monday, August 15, IEBC boss Wafula Chebukati declared UDA presidential candidate William Ruto as President-elect with 7,176,141 votes against his main challenger, Mr. Raila Odinga, who got 6,942,930 votes.

Upon announcement of the presidential winner by the IEBC Chairman, four IEBC commissioners disputed the presidential election results announced by the IEBC chairman. The four led by commissioner Juliana Cherera faulted the results saying that they could not take ownership of the results because of the opaque nature in which they have been handled. 

The missing Embakasi East Returning Officer, Daniel Musyoka, was found dead on August 16 in Loitokitok. He went missing on August 11. He was at the East African School of Aviation tallying centre when he disappeared at 9: 45a.m. Directorate of Criminal Investigation officers from Nairobi have arrived at Loitokitok Sub-county hospital mortuary in Kajiado as investigations into the murder of an IEBC official intensify.

President-elect William Ruto on Wednesday, August 17, met all elected leaders of Kenya Kwanza coalition where he firmed up his agenda ahead of his swearing-in. The bonding meeting is one of many other regional meetings he has lined up to brief his troops on his agenda before Parliament and county assemblies convene next month.

Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance Presidential candidate Raila Odinga on Wednesday chaired an elected leaders’ meeting at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre – KICC.  Mr. Raila was accompanied by his deputy presidential candidate Martha Karua and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka. Invited were the elected leaders in the Senate, National Assembly as well as the  governors-elect.

Next upcoming significant event: 

  • Possible submission of an election petition challenging the presidential election results.