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Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioner Boya Molu has expressed confidence the electoral agency will successfully defend itself, leading the court to rule in its favour in the election petition filed at the Supreme Court by Raila Odinga, who is contesting the declaration of William Ruto as president-elect.
Molu stated that they followed the law to the latter and were confident that there was no violation of any procedures during the 2022 General Election. He said that the commission is ready to submit any information that might be required in the court.
“We are very satisfied elections are a regulated process. We had followed all the law are confident there was no violation of any procedures, rules or regulations ,” he said. However, the commission said that it is upon the Supreme Court to determine whether the process was flawless.
Asked about the electronic devices used in identifying voters – the Kenya Integrated Election Management System (KIEMS) kits and IP addresses to the online portal where presidential election results were published, Mr Bolu said if court makes an order for submission of the same the Commission will comply.
Mr Bolu further said that the IEBC will file its response to the petitions before August 27.
In regard to the split in the Commission and suing of the IEBC commissioners by the Petitioners, Mr Bolu declined to comment.
On the issue of whether the commissioners will file their individual responses to the petitions since they have also been sued, Mr Bolu said they will discuss the matter while filling the IEBC’s responses in the case.
He was accompanied by the Commission’s chief executive officer Marjan Hussein, who also l declined to comment on the issue.
Supreme Court is expected to hear the nine petitions filed Monday to challenge the outcome of the August 9 presidential polls.
The petitions are likely to be consolidated into one petition during the pre-trial conference.
The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition and eight other petitioners want the Supreme Court to overturn Ruto’s win citing irregularities and a mismatch of election results.
Ruto, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and its chairman Wafula Chebukati have been listed as respondents in the petitions.