Wafula Chebukati, chairman of the IEBC, requested that political parties delay declaring victory based on parallel counting until the IEBC released its official results at the time of the results announcement. We allow each competitor to vote, and the vote-counting results are kept confidential. Chebukati emphasized that no contender should declare victory before the official results are released on August 9.
The next leader of Kenya for the next five years is a hotly debated topic among Kenyans. Former Prime Minister Azimio and Vice President William Ruto, both running on the Kenya Kwanza platform, are the two leading candidates in the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Wafula Chebukati, chair of the IEBC, will make the official announcement of the presidential results later today or tomorrow. Nonetheless, he hinted yesterday in Kenya’s Bomas that he would not rush to release the presidential results, citing the Constitution’s requirement that the commission wait seven days before doing so.