“We can’t proceed in the manner we are proceeding as if we are doing a forensic audit,” Chebukati
IEBC has released four more verified constituency presidential results out of the 290 expected to be verified prior to the declaration of the winner.
Chairman Wafula Chebukati said results from Ndia Constituency (Kirinyaga County), Gatundu South Constituency, Ainabkoi Constituency and Yatta Constituency have been verified at the national tallying centre at Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi.
In Ndia, Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition presidential candidate Raila Odinga garnered 6, 872 votes while UDA’s William Ruto got 41,293 votes.
David Waihiga of Agano party got 152 votes while George Wajackoyah of Roots party had 232 votes. Chebukati said there were 69,743 registered voters in the constituency. Total votes cast were 48, 548 while 346 votes were rejected.
In Gatundu there were 79, 860 registered voters, valid votes cast – 54, 536 jejected ballots – 475 Raila – 12, 290 Ruto – 41, 712 Waihiga – 223 Wajackoyah – 311
In Ainabkoi there were 62, 611 registered voters, valid votes cast – 44, 102, jejected ballots – 265, Raila – 8, 620, Ruto – 35, 401 Waihiga – 51, Wajackoyah – 90
In Yatta there were 82, 446 registered voters, valid votes cast – 49, 062, rejected ballots – 402, Raila – 38, 225, Ruto – 10, 391 Waihiga – 121, Wajackoyah – 325.
In Moiben Constituency, Uasin Gishu County, registered voters – 77,877, valid votes cast – 56,502, rejected ballots – 345, Raila – 6,772, Ruto – 49,625, Waihiga – 54, Wajackoyah – 51.
Nandi Hills Constituency, Nandi County there are 47,910 registered voters, valid votes cast – 41,864, rejected ballots – 229, Raila – 3,471, Ruto – 38,308, Waihiga – 40, Wajackoyah – 45.
In Gilgil constituency had 95,654 registered voters, valid- 60,743, rejected ballots-609, Raila- 20,997, Ruto- 39,225, Waihiga-246 and Wajackoyah-275.
In Kaiti, Makueni, there were 65,188 registered voters, valid-41643, rejected ballots-228, Raila-33,617, Ruto-7,659, Waihiga-95, Wajackoyah-272.
In Aldai constituency, total registered voters 78,005, valid votes 58, 506, rejected-279, Raila-6919
Ruto-51,402, Mwaure-60, Wajackoyah-125
So far the number of verified constituency results declared is 15.
Others declared include Webuye East, Baringo Central, Lamu East, Kathiani and Ol Jororok.
Chebukati has at the same time accused party agents at the Bomas of Kenya tallying centre of slowing down the verification process of forms 34A and 34b.
He has now warning of removing them from the centre if they keep interfering with the process since at least 130 returning officers at the tallying center are waiting to be cleared.
He wants the party agents to restrict themselves to their roles.
Chebukati also wants clerks receiving the forms from the returning officers to hasten the exercise. He has given the receiving clerks at least 15 minutes.
IEBC will also verify diaspora votes before releasing the final tally.
Meanwhile, returning officers from various parts of the country are still trickling in at the country’s main tallying centre at the Bomas of Kenya as the electoral body moves with speed to ensure it meets the set deadline for announcing the winner in the presidential race.
This will be the third day Kenyans will be waiting for the announcement of the results which according to the law should be announced within a period of seven days.