Vehicles and properties belonging to a neighbour of IEBC Chairman Chebukati in Saboti that were set ablaze by unknown people on August 11, 2017. PHOTO | GERALD BWISAVehicles and properties belonging to a neighbour of IEBC Chairman Chebukati in Saboti that were set ablaze by unknown people on August 11, 2017. PHOTO | GERALD BWISA
By GERALD BWISA

Five lorries, a saloon car, a tractor and maize store belonging to a neighbour of IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati in Kiminini, Trans Nzoia County, were Friday night set ablaze in unclear circumstances.

There were false reports circulated on the social media indicating that the home of the chairman had been set on fire after the announcement of the presidential results on Friday night.

The chairman’s home was intact when the Nation visited on Saturday.

PHOTO | GERALD BWISA

PHOTO | GERALD BWISA

On Saturday, Trans Nzoia County Commissioner Ann Gakuria said she was aware of the incident but said disgruntled workers were behind the fire.

The farmer declined to comment.

PHOTO | GERALD BWISA

PHOTO | GERALD BWISA

Mr Chebukati declared the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta saying he had garnered 8, 203, 290 votes and bypassed the requisite conditions to be declared elected.

His rival Mr Raila Odinga has contested results saying the 6, 762, 224 votes were not a true representation of what he got.