ODM blasts IEBC for appealing against High court ruling

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati with CEO Ezra Chiloba during a past function. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: The Orange Democratic Movement ODM has criticized the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC for appealing against a High Court ruling that requires results declared at Constituency level to be final.

Secretary General Dr. Agnes Zani while addressing journalists at Orange House in Nairobi on Thursday, stated that IEBC appealing this judgement is a move to give leeway in the alteration of the presidential results.

“The law provides that the Constituency level is the final level of collating, announcing and declaring presidential results. The law provides that returning officers only announce results from polling stations as collated by presiding officers,” Dr. Zani remarked.

She added that ODM and NASA were not intimidating the IEBC or the Judiciary, but the party was making sure that electoral laws were adhered to during the electioneering period.

“It is not NASA or ODM who made this judgement but the independent bench of the High Court of Kenya,” Dr. Zani concluded.