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September 23, 2017

You’re better placed than Supreme Court to tell us what went wrong, CSOs tell IEBC

DP William Ruto flanked by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati and other commisioners during a meeting at IEBC offices in Nairobi.Pic\Charles Kimani\DPPS
DP William Ruto flanked by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati and other commisioners during a meeting at IEBC offices in Nairobi.Pic\Charles Kimani\DPPS

Civil society groups yesterday accused the IEBC of insincerity over the August 8 election irregularities.

Chairman Wafula Chebukati said the commission will only know the appropriate actions to take after the Supreme Court gives its full verdict, which will reveal what went wrong.

But civil society groups under the Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu umbrella said the IEBC is in a better position than the court to identify what went wrong.

“Some of the things we saw being brought into the court are just highlights of what happened,” Katiba Institute executive director Waikwa Wanyoike said at a Nairobi hotel.

“They [IEBC] are in a better position because they have the technical staff and actual technology with them, and the documentation - the forms and all that.”

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