IEBC dismisses 3.5 million votes claimed by NASA

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has moved to clear doubts over voters’ data during the just concluded repeat presidential election.

According to the data, 5.5 million voters were identified electronically, another 428,043 had their documents searched to prove their eligibility in the exercise while a further 1.6 million were identified alphanumerically.

From the results, there were 7,616,217 valid votes cast and 37,713 rejected votes from a total 7,653,930 ballots which were cast.

The figures by OT-Morpho are contrary to claims by the opposition that only 3.5 million people cast their ballot on Thursday.

On Saturday, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati was taken to task to explain a tweet in which he said 6.5 million people had come out to vote, only for him to retract the figures.

The commission has also provided access rights to Presidential candidates, agents and observers who have made an official request.

Chebukati said the Commission will also avail the logs to other interested parties upon request.

Chebukati declared President Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of the fresh Presidential election after garnering 7.4 million votes a representation of 98% of the total valid votes cast.

NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga who withdrew from the election has maintained that they will not recognize Uhuru’s win after his supporters kept of the exercise.

Raila supporters in Kisumu, Homabay, Siaya and Migori Counties boycotted the election but Chebukati said the Commission wasn’t in a capacity to hold election in the said Counties.

He was clear that the 25 constituencies where voting didn’t take place has slightly over 1 million registered voters and cant therefore not affect the final tally of the election.


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