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Are people reading too much in this Uhuru-Chebukati meeting? – VIDEO

People have noticed the cold reception IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati received when he met President Uhuru Kenyatta at Harambee House on Monday ahead of the presidential election.

State House released an eight-second a clip of the meeting but it was enough to give viewers a sense of what could have transpired in the talks.

The two held a 30-minute meeting at Harambee house Monday and in attendance also was Deputy President William Ruto.


In the short video, a smiling Chebukati is seen enthusiastically shaking the hand of President Kenyatta who glides by him, seemingly more eager to take his seat.

There is no eye contact as the two settle in to start the meeting.

The President can be seen with a stern look on his face at the start of the meeting.

After the meeting, State House said President Kenyatta told the chairman that he is ready for the elections and has no demands on IEBC, other than the electoral body meeting its obligation of conducting fresh presidential elections on October 26 as ordered by the Supreme Court.


“We made it clear that we have no demands or conditions on this subject. We have made funds available for the IEBC to do its job. Now they really should deliver,” the President said.

“We only insist that elections be held on October 26, that’s the timeline set by the IEBC in terms of conditions set in the annulment of the Aug 8 elections,” he added.

But Kenyans have read the body language between the two leaders.

Ally clay‏ said: “Chebukati being greeted like a ‘Shamba boy’.. No respect, no eye contact…pole Chairman!”

Nixon Metto added: “That handshake …Can tell someone alooot!. chebukati watch your space and make a decision before thursday. Kenya should not burn.”

Rispa Akello‏ said: “The president’s body language says it all.”