After IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati announced he can no longer assist him, Deputy President William Ruto will have to handle the Deep State alone.
This came after Ruto petitioned the IEBC for assistance in combating electoral-related violence being spread by the so-called Deep State against Kenya Kwanza through his Chief Agent Kithure Kindiki.
Kindiki expressed his concerns, and Chebukati responded that he was helpless because his hands were chained.
He clarified that the matter would have been handled by the IEBC Code of Conduct Enforcement Committee, which the High Court had ruled was illegal.
The earliest the IEBC would be permitted to address the issues is in November 2022, he said, even though the Commission had punished and even disqualified candidates who had broken the Code of Conduct prior to the 2017 election.
According to Chebukati, the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Noordin Haji, was the only person authorized by the IEBC to accept complaints from candidates and political parties and take appropriate action.
“We lack the ability to summon. All we can do when parties write to us is submit their letters to the DPP and advocate for nonviolent campaigning.
“We will keep talking, nevertheless, and demand that the DPP file charges. According to Chebukati, “We will make remarks as and when the events take place.