Chebukati validates President Kenyatta’s victory

Written By: Juney Karisa

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairperson Wafula Chebukati has welcomed Monday’s Supreme Court unanimous ruling validating President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the October 26th repeat presidential polls.

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He publicly aired his views during the 6th annual National Monitoring and Evaluation conference in Mombasa County.

Chebukati says they are awaiting the detailed judgment in order to chart the way forward for the electoral body.

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The IEBC Chair is at the same time opposing calls to have IEBC Commissioners removed from office, maintaining they will only do so within constitutional provisions.

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Devolution Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri echoed his sentiments arguing that the government will not entertain those out to sabotage economic gains calling for an end to political tension.

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The national government is seeking to move the country’s annual economic growth trajectory to 10% by implementing the third Medium Term Plan.

During the 2015/2016 financial year, over 800,000 new job opportunities were created, 1.253,196 new households were connected to the national electricity grid with the annual GDP Growth rate being 5.8%.

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The number of people using the internet has gone up to 54.2% thanks to a 1,800km stretch of fiber optic installed across the country. Land disputes are also decreasing following issuance of 349, 567 title deeds and digitalization of 13 land registries countrywide.




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