Results streaming in at National Tallying Center, says Chebukati

Voting processes concluded on time in a majority of the polling stations except in five areas which include Kakamega, Makueni, Isiolo, Nairobi and Mombasa.

Addressing the media at 10 pm on Tuesday night, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chair, Wafula Chebukati disclosed that the delay was occasioned by voting which started late in the respective areas.

The IEBC Chair however noted that at the time of the briefing, he believed that voting had been concluded.

Chebukati in addition noted that results transmission has begun streaming into the National tallying centre noting that the results are also available to the general public on the IEBC website.

Chebukati pointed out that results for the MCA and MP positions would be tallied and declared at the Constituency tallying centres while those for the Governor, Senator and Woman Rep seats would be declared at the County Tallying Centres.

“The commission has three tallying centres, the constituency level, the county level and the national level. At the National tallying centre, only verification of transmitted images from the form 34A’s against the original form 34A’s occurs,” he said.

In addition, Chebukati noted that at the national tallying centre, they will have verification of constituency results from form 34B’s against their respective form 34A’s followed by a collation of form 34C’s which is the form with the collation of all polling station results.

The process, Chebukati noted would be done in presence of the four political agents and IEBC officials.

Thereafter, the commission would oversee confirmation of the constitutional threshold of 50+1 and also the confirmation of 25 per cent of the majority of counties as the final process before the declaration of the winner and awarding of the presidential certificate.

The declaration of presidential results and issuance of the president-elect will be the culmination of the exercise.

Chebukati in conclusion noted that by law the commission is required to undertake the verification of presidential election results and declare the president-elect within seven days of the conclusion of the polls.

At around 4.00pm, 12,065,803 registered voters out of 22,120,458 had cast their vote.

This equates to 56.17 per cent of voter turn-out excluding voting through the manual register.


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