Babu Owino: Chebukati must be arrested

Babu Owino: Chebukati must be arrested

By Joshua Cheloti

Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino is now calling for the arrest and prosecution of the immediate former IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati.

According to the vocal MP, Chebukati needs to take responsibility for what he claims is election malpractice witnessed in the 2017 general election.

The ODM legislator claims the malpractices led to the death of several innocent Kenyans among them former ICT director Chris Msando and Baby Pendo.

Further Babu Owino says the former IEBC chair should also be put to account for allegedly rigging the August 2022 general election.

“Chebukati must be arrested for Election malpractice in 2017 that led to the death of Msando,Baby Pendo and others.He should be hanged at Uhuru Park for rigging 2022 Elections that led to the death,” the MP said in a tweet.

Of the two elections that Chebukati was in charge of, 2017 was the most controversial one, and led to opposition leader Raila Odinga swearing in himself as the people’s president.

The Supreme Court nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win after evidence of massive irregularities and illegalities.

It ordered for a fresh election, which the opposition – then the National Supper Alliance (NASA) boycotted.

Odinga also contested the 2022 presidential results, but the Supreme Court this time round threw out the case for lack of evidence.

However, Jubilee party Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni recently claimed that they have new evidence which indicates Odinga won the August 9, 2022 poll.

” We’ve seen that 59% of the constituencies cannot be verified with absolute certainty. What can be verified is, Raila Odinga won the elections with 8,170,355 votes representing 57.53% of the vote’s casts. Ruto got 5,915,973 votes, representing 41.66%,” Kioni told a media briefing on January 18, 2023.

The latest debate over Chebukati’s conduct comes with President William Ruto and his allies recently showering praises for standing firm during the election.

Ruto, speaking as he received an exit report from the IEBC chair on Tuesday claimed he braved threats, intimidation and kidnap plots to deliver a free and fair election that reflected the will of the people.


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