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November 14, 2018

Chebukati, commissioners sworn in to head IEBC

New IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati greets AG Githu Muigai after he and his team of six commissioners were sworn in by Chief Justice David Maraga (left) at the Supreme Court, January 20, 2017. /COURTESY
New IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati greets AG Githu Muigai after he and his team of six commissioners were sworn in by Chief Justice David Maraga (left) at the Supreme Court, January 20, 2017. /COURTESY

Wafula Chebukati and his team of six commissioners have been sworn in to head the electoral commission.

Chebukati accepted the responsibilities and pledged to serve Kenyans faithfully.

"I pledge to serve with integrity and without discrimination. I accept my appointment with humility and gratitude," he said.

Chebukati said the IEBC will be impartial and work with all stakeholders to ensure free and fair elections on August 8.

"Fellow Kenyans, your vote counts. Your vote at the ballot can change things. To all of you who sent me good will messages, I say thank you very much. I am here to serve my country," he said.

The new chairman said the members of this team have special skills that will enable them handle all matters with integrity.

The six are Consolata Nkatha, Bucha Maina, Boya Molu, Roselyn Akombe, Paul Kurgat, Margaret Wanjala Mwachanya and Abdi Guliye.

"Those with issues, please come to us and to politicians, Carry the message of peace to the electorate," said Chebukati.

The team took oath of office at the Supreme Court on Friday, led by by Chief Justice David Maraga.

President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Chebukati as the new IEBC chairman, following his approval by Parliament.

The seven form the new team replacing Issack Hassan and his team of commissioners who resigned in October last year.

The President earlier met the outgoing officials and thanked them for their service to the nation.

Read: IEBC commissioners resign, ask Uhuru to let them stay until new team hired

 

 

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