In Summary

  • There was confusion as police officers who were manning the tallying centre also left.
  • A contingent of GSU and anti-riot police officers took charge of the entrance.
  • Kadu Asili governorship candidate Kazungu Kambi said he will move to court to seek orders for a recounts of the votes cast to be done.

Tallying of election results in Kilifi County was on Wednesday evening suspended.

County Returning Officer Nelly Ilongo told journalists in a brief interview that she had suspended the tallying but she did not give details.

After the announcement, Ms Ilongo was immediately surrounded by heavy security with all political party agents being told to vacate the area until further notice.

There was confusion as police officers who were manning the tallying centre also left and a contingent of GSU and anti-riot police officers took charge of the entrance.

"I now order everybody to leave this place with immediate effect," a senior police officer who was at the main entrance said.

However, journalists were spared but were given strict conditions to remain inside the tallying centre.

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