Prof. Githu Muigai: Wafula Chebukati will be recognized as one of our heroes

for Tv47 Digital September 01, 2022, 11:04 AM
IEBC Lawyer
IEBC lawyer Prof. Githu Muigai speaking at the Supreme Court on Thursday, September 1, 2022, during the second day of the hearing of the 2022 presidential petition. PHOTO/JUDICIARY

In Summary

  • IEBC lawyer Prof. Githu Muigai says that chairperson Wafula Chebukati will go down as one of the national heroes for the work he has done in this year's elections.
  • Prof. Muigai says that the 2022 General Election was the fairest of all elections.

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission lawyer Professor Githu Muigai says that Wafula Chebukati will go down as one of the heroes in Kenya.

Speaking during his submission on Thursday morning, Prof. Muigai said that Chebukati - in his capacity as the chairperson of the IEBC - demonstrated that integrity does not need numbers.

"Integrity is not numbers and that's why the great statesman said, I protest even if I do so alone. To do the right thing does not require you to be with the majority, it requires you to be with your conscience. Wafula Chebukati will be recognized as one of the outstanding heroes in the history of our nation for the work he has done," he said.

The former Attorney General further said that Chebukati did nothing wrong in announcing and declaring results of the August 9 Presidential Election, and conducted the polls in a free and fair manner.

"There is nothing wrong with IEBC or Wafula Chebukati. As most international observers observed, this was the fairest, this was an open and transparent election. It was not perfect because there is nothing like a perfect election.

"We have Governors, Senators and MP's addressing this court that was elected under this election, are they happy with their own election? If they are, then how is it that this election is irredeemably flawed?" he posed.

He says that the only thing that went wrong in this year's election is how losers received their results.

"There is something very wrong in the way the persons who participate in the electoral process accept winning or losing."

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