Election Official Flees Kenya, Casting Further Doubt on Vote

Electoral commission chief warns he can’t deliver a credible election amid political intervention

The chief of Kenya’s electoral commission on Wednesday said he wasn’t able to deliver a credible election next week amid meddling from candidates and threats of violence, casting further doubt on the vote just hours after a top electoral official announced she had resigned and said she feared for her life.

.. “It’s impossible under the current conditions to hold free and fair elections,” Mr. Chebukati said in a news conference. “I issue a stern warning to both sides to stop interfering with the work of the commission.”

“Chebukati should stop lecturing us and oversee the elections. He is not doing us & we need no favours,” deputy President William Ruto said in response in a tweet from his verified official account.