For the third time on Tuesday, President Ruto lauded Chebukati as an exemplary civil servant who “stood firm and delivered credible polls.”
“It is appropriate to single out for special mention Chebukati for standing firm, resisting bribery, intimidation, and blackmail, and doing the right thing,” Ruto said during his speech after being inaugurated as Kenya’s fifth President.
President Ruto hailed Chebukati as an exemplary performer who resisted the temptation of subverting the people’s will.
Chebukati thanked the Head of State for acknowledging his role “for raising the bar on integrity and the standards of public service in the country.”
“I feel proud to have contributed to strengthening democracy in Kenya. God bless,” Chebukati said.
Chebukati had previously alleged that he had been offered a significant bribe to interfere with the August polls.
The electoral body boss also thanked his colleagues’ Commissioners Abdi Guliye, Boya Molo, the agency’s Chief Executive Officer Hussein Marjan, and the commission’s staff for delivering credible polls.
Chebukati also thanked his family, who stood by him during the electioneering period.