We cannot announce Presidential results in 7 hours - IEBC admits it’s not ready and RAILA can’t take it

Wednesday July 19, 2017 - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has said that it will not be able to declare Presidential results within seven hours after closure of the polling stations.

The commission told Kisumu High Court that it won’t manage to announce the Presidential results in 7 hours due to the high number of polling stations with varying number of registered voters and the unforeseen challenges that may arise from one polling station to another.

The commission was responding to an application by three voters seeking to have the IEBC Chairman, Wafula Chebukati, forced to declare Presidential results within 7 hours to avert poll chaos.

Titus Alila, Jackline Otieno and Francis Ogada moved to court to compel IEBC to give provisional results within 7 hours saying the seven days allowed by the Constitution was long thus a recipe for anxiety and eventually chaos.


  1. provision results will come automatically when you see your candidate trailing way off. you don't need chep to tell you. abuse off freedom.

  2. What does the law say? 7 days and not 7 hours. So why the hurry? When Kibaki was hurriedly sworn in 2007 it was an issue so why does Raila and his team want the announcement of results to done in a hurry?

  3. Waooo! Surrogates are now by extenson puting undue presure on iebc by applying the doctrine of mandamus when the time line to announcing results within a magic number of 7 hrs. When is the next case b4 the D-day and where suld we go?

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