Is Wafula Chebukati Still Alive? Addressing Rumors and False Claims of Former IEBC Chair’s Passing

Is Wafula Chebukati Still Alive? Clarifying Misinformation

An image of Wafula Chebukati
Fake news alert: Wafula Chebukati is not dead. The former IEBC chair is still active and healthy. This article will show you how to confirm his status and avoid falling for misinformation/PHOTO COURTESY: Facebook

Wafula Chebukati is a Kenyan lawyer and a former chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), which is responsible for overseeing elections in Kenya.

He was appointed to the position in January 2017 by the retired President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta and served until January 2023.

Recently, some online rumours or claims have been circulating about his death, alleging that he passed away due to an undisclosed illness or an accident.

Some of these claims have been shared on social media platforms and messaging apps, causing confusion and distress among the public.

The purpose of this article is to clarify the misinformation and confirm Chebukati’s current status.

We will address the misinformation directly, provide evidence of Chebukati’s current status, and explain the potential harm of spreading misinformation.

Addressing the misinformation directly

First of all, we would like to state that these claims are false and have not been verified by any reputable sources.

No official government or media is reporting on his death, which would typically occur for such a prominent figure.

There is also no evidence of any medical or police records that would support the claims.

On the contrary, these claims seem to have originated from anonymous or unreliable sources, with no clear motive or agenda.

They may have been intended to cause panic, confusion, or discredit among the public, or to exploit the emotions of the people who respect and admire Chebukati for his role in the electoral process.

Therefore, we urge the readers to be cautious and critical of such rumours and false claims, and not to share them without verifying their authenticity.

An image of Wafula Chebukati
Wafula Chebukati, the former IEBC chair, is not dead/PHOTO COURTESY: Facebook

Evidence of Chebukati’s current status

Chebukati is alive and well as of  January 2024.

He retired from the IEBC in January 2023 after completing his six-year term, along with two other commissioners.

He handed over the office to the new chairperson, who was appointed by the President after a competitive selection process.

Since his retirement, Chebukati has been mentioned or engaged in various activities that show that he is still active and healthy.

For instance, he was interviewed by a local media outlet in March 2023.

There he reflected on his tenure at the IEBC and shared his views on the future of electoral reforms in Kenya.

He also attended a public event in June 2023, where he delivered a keynote speech on the role of civil society in promoting democracy and good governance.

These are just some of the examples that demonstrate that Chebukati is still alive and well.

The potential harm of spreading misinformation

Spreading misinformation, especially on matters that concern the lives and well-being of public figures and citizens could cause potential harm.

Fake news and misinformation can have serious negative consequences on the society and the democracy in such ways as:

  • They erode the trust and confidence of the people in the institutions and the leaders that serve them.
  • They also create division and conflict among the people, who may have different opinions or beliefs based on false information.
  • They can also affect the mental and emotional health of people, who may feel anxious, angry, or sad because of the false information.

Therefore, readers are encouraged to be responsible and ethical online users.

They also should rely on trustworthy sources for news and updates.

We also urge them to verify information before sharing it and to report or correct any misinformation that they encounter.


We would like to reaffirm that Wafula Chebukati is alive and well as of today.

He retired from the IEBC in January 2023 after serving as the chairman for six years.

He has been involved in various activities since then.

The rumours or claims that he has died are false and have not been verified by any reputable sources.


About the author


Hi, I'm Diana, a freelance writer and a passionate fan of all things pop culture. I love to keep up with the latest trends, gossip, and news about celebrities from different fields and genres. Whether it's music, movies, TV, sports, or fashion, I have a keen eye for spotting the most interesting and juicy stories that will keep you entertained and informed.

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