No, IEBC Chair Chebukati has not issued a statement dismissing the 2022 presidential election results.
On August 16, 2022, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati gazetted William Ruto as President-Elect. He also gazetted Rigathi Gachagua, Dr. Ruto’s running mate, as deputy President-Elect.
This follows the announcement on Monday that Ruto had won the hotly contested August 9 general election.
According to IEBC Chairman Chebukati, he does not know who won the 2022 presidential election.
The iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has fact-checked this content and established that it is False.
To arrive to this conclusion, the iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has conducted the following process. On the IEBC’s official Twitter account, we discovered Gazette Notice No. 9773 dated August 16, 2022, in which the Commission gazetted William Ruto as the duly elected President. Rigathi Gachagua, his deputy, has also been gazetted as the duly elected Deputy President.
The IEBC Chairman Chebukati stated in the gazette that the foregoing is in accordance with a provision enshrined in the Kenyan Constitution that requires a declared winner in presidential elections to be gazetted.