Having amassed over 36 years of experience in legal practice, Wafula Chebukati instantly became a key figure in the country's electoral period due to his role as the chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
Beyond that, Chebukati is also the president of the Association of the African Election Authorities' General Assembly.
Chebukati holds a Master of Business Administration from JKUAT and a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Nairobi. He also possesses a Post Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law.
Chebukati made headlines for leading the commission to conduct and oversee the August 2022 elections that received both national and international praise.
He also stood out for announcing the presidential election at the Bomas of Kenya after chaos broke out. The chairperson proceeded with the announcement despite four commissioners claiming that he acted in his own capacity.
His actions were commended by President William Ruto for upholding the law despite allegedly facing intimidation.