Editor's Review

IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati has said IEBC might postpone elections in some areas. 

The ongoing court cases might force us to suspend elections in some areas, IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati has said.

Chebukati while addressing a function on Saturday, July 9, said they are running out of time as they battle the cases.

This he said will make it difficult for them to prepare for the polls hence the need to postpone the polls in the affected areas. 

"If for any reason they (court cases) are not finalized in good time, as a commission we cannot wait forever, we shall be forced to suspend elections in those areas where decisions affect the printing of ballot papers. We must deliver elections on August 9," he said.

{Wafula Chebukati receiving the first batch of ballot papers}

The revelations come at a time when several cases have been lodged against the IEBC.

In Mombasa for instance, the court has temporarily stopped the printing of ballot papers for the Mombasa Governor seat until a case filed by Mombasa Governor aspirant Mike Mbuvi Sonko is heard and determined.

Sonko moved to court to appeal the decision by the IEBC to lock him out of the race.

A case has also been filed at a Nairobi case challenging the clearance of Senator Johnson Sakaja to vie for the Governor seat.

This is after a voter claimed the Senator's Teams University degree is a forgery.

Due to such cases, the IEBC has halted the printing of Ballot papers to accommodate any changes that may be brought forth by a court's ruling.